Teachers (Salaries and Conditions)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5 December 1984.

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Photo of Mr Albert McQuarrie Mr Albert McQuarrie , Banff and Buchan 12:00, 5 December 1984

My right hon. Friend will be aware that the joint negotiating committee first wrote to him on 14 August 1984 requesting this meeting and that he recently met the committee. I am sure my right hon. Friend accepts that, having gone through the trauma of claims and all the rest of it in the last Parliament, it is essential that he should come quickly to a decision on the question of an unrestricted independent pay review body for the teachers so that both the Government and the teachers are obliged to accept the decisions of that review body.