§ Mr. Ken Hargreaves
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has to abolish the five in-service training days for teachers which were added to the second year in 1987.198W
§ Mr. Eggar
The Government have no plans to change the provisions in the school teachers' pay and conditions document with regard to non-contact days for in-service training and other activities. These require teachers to be available for work for 195 days in any year, of which 190 days shall be days on which they may be required to teach pupils.