Teachers (Scotland)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:53 pm on 11th February 1985.

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Photo of Mr Harry Ewing Mr Harry Ewing , Falkirk East 11:53 pm, 11th February 1985

The Minister is seeking to make clear the Government's position on pay and conditions. The Secretary of State has said to the teacher unions that he is prepared to discuss conditions provided that the outcome, in terms of pay, is within the Government's economic policy. In other words, the Secretary of State will make teachers' conditions worse, in exchange for a pay increase of, say, 3 per cent. That is simply not acceptable.