HC Deb 10 February 1986 vol 91 c323W
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.