HC Deb 10 June 1986 vol 99 c154W
19. Mr. Ashby

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on his plans for improving teachers' career prospects.

Mr. Chris Patten

The talks currently taking place at ACAS cover the subject of the future structure of the teaching profession. It has been made clear at those talks that the Government want to see the creation of a pay structure giving more pay to effective teachers and promotion prospects which will attract, retain and motivate people of the right quality in each part of the country. The Education Bill, which will have its Second Reading today, contains provisions for a new specific grant for in-service teacher training, and enabling powers for requiring the appraisal of teachers' performance.