§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he intends to take to seek to resolve the teachers' pay dispute in Wales.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
As I said in my statement on 3 February, at column 29, I welcome the provisional agreement reached at ACAS which holds out the promise of a settlement of the 1985 dispute, a return to normal working in the schools in England and Wales and constructive negotiations on pay, pay structure, duties and conditions of service. I hope that we shall soon see progress in negotiations which will justify the release of the additional resources which the Government have set aside for an increase in teachers' pay.