§ Mrs. Laing
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to equalise rates of pay between teachers in(a) sixth forms and (b) further education colleges. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
[holding answer 10 April 2002]: Teachers in sixth forms are subject to national school teachers' pay and conditions. Further education colleges are free to set their own pay and conditions and my right hon. Friend has no plans to change that state of affairs.