HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 cc796-7W
Mr. Damian Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what meetings he has had with(a) the Secondary Heads Association, (b) the Local Government Association, (c) the National Union of Teachers, (d) National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers and (e) National Association of Head Teachers with regard to the teachers workload agreement since January. [127878]

Mr. Miliband

I have chaired several of the regular meetings of the Workforce Agreement Monitoring Group, which comprises representatives from the signatories to the Agreement. The group includes SHA, NAHT, NASUWT and the LGA.

The NUT chose not to sign the National Agreement and have therefore excluded themselves from those meetings. However, I recently met a delegation from the NUT to discuss their response to the statutory consultation on implementing the National Agreement, which included changes to the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, draft regulations to be made under section 133 of the Education Act 2002 and accompanying guidance.