§ Sir John Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement about teachers' pay in 1995 –96. 
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
I am today laying before Parliament a pay and conditions order bringing the provisions of the school teachers' pay and conditions document 1995 into force from 1 September 1995. Copies of the order are being sent to local education authorities, the chairmen of governors of grant-maintained schools and the teachers' and employers' associations. I have already implemented the 2.7 per cent. pay award for teachers by a first pay and conditions order in April.
The school teachers' pay and conditions document 1995 was published on 28 June, following detailed consultation with the teachers' and employers' associations and representatives of the governors of voluntary schools and grant-maintained schools. The document sets out the statutory pay and conditions of service for teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales.