§ Mr. Evennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will express the additional sum of £600 million for teachers' pay 1990–91, stated in his remit to the interim advisory committee, in terms of percentage increases in the inter-quartile range of private sector pay settlements for the latest available 12-month period; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The interim advisory committee's remit represents an increase of some 7.6 per cent. on the 1990–91 teachers' pay bill. the inter-quartile range of private sector non-manual basic pay movements for the 12 months ending in June 1989 was 6.3 per cent. to 8.5 per cent, with a median of 7.3 per cent.