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 Allan Stewart Mr Allan Stewart , East Renfrewshire 11:53 pm, 11th February 1985

Not only is it immensely damaging, but it has the most serious implications, because it is action that can in theory be repeated at will by the teachers or by any other trade union.

The hon. Member for Edinburgh, East raised a number of general questions about expenditure on education. That is not strictly the subject of the debate. However, expenditure per pupil in Scotland, in money terms and in real terms, is higher than ever before. It is also true that pupil-teacher ratios are better than ever before.