§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether it is his policy to introduce a new system of special educational needs management allowances from April 1991.
§ Mr. Eggar
The school teachers' pay and conditions document gives LEAs and governing bodies a considerable amount of flexibility to reward teachers, including teachers in special schools, who undertake management responsibilities. This flexibility will be increased still further on 1 January 1991 when the recommendations of the interim advisory committee on school teachers' pay and conditions are fully implemented.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
My right hon. Friend has today laid before the House the Education (Special Educational 457W Needs) (Amendment) Regulations 1990. These regulations amend the Education (Special Educational Needs) Regulations 1983 to take account of the relevant provisions of the Education Reform Act 1988, the Education (Teachers) Regulations 1989 and the Children Act 1989. These regulations will come into force on 1 September 1990.