HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 cc510-1W
41. Mr. Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he last met members of the Burnham committee; and what was discussed.

Sir Keith Joseph

It is not my practice to meet members of the Burnham committee in their capacity as members of that committee. I have, however, had meetings recently with a number of the organisations represented on the committee, including the Association of County Councils, the Association of Metropolitan Authorities and three teachers' associations. Most of the discussion concerned teachers' pay, pay structure and related matters.