HC Deb 27 February 1990 vol 168 c170W
94. Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has to improve the status of the teaching profession.

Mrs. Rumbold

My right hon. Friend announced on 1 February that he proposed to accept in full the recommendations of the interim advisory committee on school teachers' pay and conditions. These will mean better matching of rewards with contribution, better career prospects for good teachers and greater competitiveness for the teaching profession in the graduate labour market.