Mince on the menu;Conference;Educational Institute of Scotland

12th June 1998 at 01:00
Labour's commitment to rebuild schools through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) was no better than the Tories' private finance initiative, the conference declared.

Willie Hart, Glasgow association secretary, said the move was "mortgaging the future". Ancillary staff would be employed by a trust and risked lower wages and poorer conditions.

Jimmy Ross, Glasgow, said the PPP was a dearer way of borrowing and was no more than an accounting exercise ahead of Britain's entry to the European single currency.

John Black, Aberdeenshire, said it would put "an unacceptable burden" on taxpayers in Aberdeenshire for the next 25 years. "PPP is mince and we all know about the warnings about mince."

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today