§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what representations he has received concerning performance-related pay for teachers; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
The consultation period on the Green Paper "Teachers: meeting the challenge of change" and the companion "Technical Consultation Document on Pay and Performance Management" runs until 31 March 1999. Views have been invited on the performance management model proposed in those documents, including links between appraisal and pay. To date the Government have received over 16,000 responses on these and the other proposals set out in the Green Paper.