§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what was the increase in teachers' pay in each of the years from 1974 to 1979 expressed as a percentage; and what was the total increase over the period expressed as a percentage;
(2) what was the increase in teachers' pay in each of the years from 1979 to 1985 expressed as a percentage; and what was the total increase during this period expressed as a percentage.
§ Sir Keith Joseph:
Percentage increases in teachers' salaries for each year from 1979 to 1984 inclusive are given in the table. All settlements have been attributed to 1 April though those for 1974 and 1980 represent a consolidation of separate settlements applicable from two or more dates during those years.
The cumulative value of settlements over the six years up to and including April 1979 amounts to 126.;3 per cent. The value of settlements over the subsequent five year period up to April 1984 amounts to 69.9 per cent. I would also refer my right hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Ealing, North (Mr. Greenway) on 7 February at columns 667–668.
Percentage increase in teachers' pay April Percentage 1974 *37.0 1975 22.3 1976 8.3 1977 3.8 1978 9.9 1979 9.3 1980 †35.1 1981 7.5 1982 6.0 1983 5.0 1984 5.1 * A negotiated settlement of 8 per cent. from 1 April 1974 plus an additional 27 per cent. recommended by the Houghton Committee taking
effect from 24 May and estimated to be worth a further 2 per cent. in the long term.
† A 14.6 per cent. arbitration award plus an additional 17.9 per cent. awarded by the Clegg Commission.