HC Deb 04 May 1885 vol 297 cc1488-9

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether he can state the number of pensions granted to teachers appointed 1846–1851, awarded since the Debate of April 29th, 1884; what sums were awarded, and what total annual charge has been added to the Consolidated Fund beyond the £6,500 granted in 1876; and, whether he would object to giving a Return of the pensions granted, with the names of the teachers, and the schools to which they were attached?


The number of pensions, varying from £20 to £30, granted since the debate of April 29, 1884, to teachers appointed 1846–51 is 200. The total sum charged on the Con- solidated Fund beyond the £6,500 granted in 1876 is £4,705. In addition to the foregoing there are a considerable number of applications for pensions, which will be dealt with within the next few days. There are serious objections to the granting of such a Return as that suggested in the hon. Member's Question.