Teachers' Pay and Conditions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th April 1995.

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Photo of Mrs Gillian Shephard Mrs Gillian Shephard Secretary of State for Education and Science 12:00 am, 25th April 1995

Yes, industrial action by teachers, whatever form it takes, can only damage children, children's education and our schools. It will certainly infuriate parents and it will yet again harm teachers' professional reputations, which had begun to recover after the regrettable industrial action of the mid-1980s.