HC Deb 05 December 1990 vol 182 cc130-1W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the Prime Minister if he has any intention of setting up an inquiry into teachers' pay; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

The School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Bill currently before the House sets up new machinery under which the local authority employers and the teacher unions will be able to negotiate teachers' pay. The Government have undertaken not normally to intervene on cost grounds if the overall cost of recommendations resulting from those negotiations falls within the inter-quartile range of private sector settlements for non-manual employees.