§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the cost to local education authorities in England and Wales in(a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04 of her regrading of teachers' pay scales. 
§ Mr. Timms
In addition to the cost of the general pay award of 3.5 per cent., the 0.1 per cent. cost of the additional allowance of £33 payable to teachers in respect of the fees they are required to pay to the General Teaching Councils for England or Wales, and the cost of pay progression for performance or experience, the cost of shortening the main pay scale to six points is estimated to be 0.4 per cent. of the pay bill in 2002–03 and 1 per cent. in 2003–04.