§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the estimated percentage increase in rates and earnings arising from the revised pay offer made by the management side of the Burnham Committee to the teaching profession; and what elements of productivity are required in the offer.
§ Miss Bacon
It is not the practice of the Burnham Committee to publish Information of this kind while negotiations are in progress but since details of the offer have been given to the Press, I can say that the proposals made by the Management Panel on 6th December, which were not accepted by the Teachers Panel, would add a little over 6 per cent., or about £29 million, to the cost of salaries of teachers in maintained primary and secondary schools. No productivity conditions were attached.