HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 cc567-8W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will take steps to amend the law to enable the National Assembly for Wales to pursue a policy of not basing teachers' salaries on an assessment of pupil performance; and if he will make a statement. [119583]

Ms Estelle Morris

Teachers' pay is not currently devolved and there are no plans to change this. We believe that while there remains a single pay structure, the same opportunities must be available to teachers in both England and Wales to access the new pay levels.