HC Deb 17 December 1985 vol 89 c119W
44. Sir Fergus Montgomery

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the implications of the recent reconstitution of the Burnham committee teachers' panel for the prospects for a settlement of the teachers' pay dispute.

Sir Keith Joseph

In effecting this reconstitution my purpose was not to influence the conduct of the current pay negotiations but to ensure that the teachers' panel reflected the significant changes in union membership that had taken place over recent years.