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 Robert Hughes Mr Robert Hughes , Aberdeen North 12:00 am, 5th December 1984

Does the Secretary of State recall that, exactly 10 years ago today, the House was debating teachers' pay and unrest in Scottish schools? Despite the fact that the then Labour Government had set up the Houghton committee, the right hon. Gentleman and his hon. Friends laid the responsibility for the unrest directly at the Government's door. Therefore, will he now accept his responsibilities, set up a review body and agree to meet its costs?