§ 23. Mr. Madel
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which trade unions representing teachers have met him to discuss pay and conditions since the beginning of the current pay dispute in the teaching profession; how many meetings between him and these trade unions have taken place; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
Since February 1985 I have had formal meetings with national representatives of all six school teacher unions, at their request, to discuss—but not negotiate upon—a range of matters touching upon pay and conditions. There have been, with one such union or another, 12 such meetings.