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 George Foulkes Mr George Foulkes , Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 11:53 pm, 11th February 1985

The Minister referred to pupils who are innocent in this dispute. My son is one of them—he is affected on three days a week at the Kyle academy. The Minister knows that I have written to the Secretary of State suggesting a possible way forward, but I have had no reply. Is it not about time that the Secretary of State looked at possible ways of conciliation in this dispute, because there are ways in which the dispute can be resolved? The Secretary of State should not be digging in as he is, and seeing the teachers unions digging in on the other side. As there are ways forward, will the Secretary of State and the Minister seriously consider them?