Teachers (Salaries and Conditions)

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

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Photo of Mr Donald Stewart Mr Donald Stewart , Na h-Eileanan an Iar 12:00 am, 5th December 1984

Is the Secretary of State aware that the industrial action is arising from sheer frustration, as the teachers feel that their case is getting nowhere? Therefore, the setting up of an independent review is extremely urgent. As their position and salaries have recently been drastically eroded, does he not think that the teachers have a fair case which should be attended to urgently and sympathetically?