§ Mr. Batiste
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his policy for attracting more science and engineering teachers into the teaching profession.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Good science and technology teachers are vital for the future of an advanced industrial nation. Appropriate remuneration is important in securing an adequate supply of teachers of suitable quality, but a range of other measures will still be necessary. We are working on these with our partners in the education service and in industry. We are publishing a consultative document and I shall send a copy to my hon. Friend.