§ Mr. Lewis Stevens
asked the Prime Minister, following her answer to the hon. Member for Romsey and Waterside (Mr. Colvin) on 14 March, Official Report, column 434, about the teachers' dispute, if she will make a further statement.
§ The Prime Minister
I am pleased to confirm that members of the National Union of Teachers at Exhall Grange school were not on strike last week. I am delighted that, unlike teachers at some other special schools where industrial action is taking place, they are continuing to carry out their difficult and demanding duties.
I very much regret any embarrassment or offence to the teachers of this school which may have followed from my statement last Thursday. The misunderstanding arose because publicity material from the National Union of Teachers was in error. It was Exhall school which was affected; Exhall Grange school was not.