HC Deb 02 July 1986 vol 100 cc537-8W
Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the progress of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service talks on teachers' pay and conditions of service.

Mr. Chris Patten

I understand that the four working parties set up to look at teachers' pay and structure,

number and percentage of young people who remain in full-time education until the age of 18 years (a) in England and (b) in each of the principal English regions; and how this number compares with that for 1980 and 1984.

Mr. Dunn

The table shows the numbers and percentages of 16 and 17-year-olds who remained in full-time education at maintained schools and further education establishments in the academic years 1984–85 and 1980–81 by region in England. Data for the current academic year (1985–86) will be available in the autumn.

appraisal and training, duties and responsibilities and future negotiating machinery have now completed their work. These reports are to he received at a meeting between the two sides at ACAS on Wednesday 9 July.