HC Deb 20 November 1888 vol 330 c1652
MR. J. G. TALBOT (Oxford University)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, On what grounds the 79 teachers, who, during the year ended Michaelmas, 1887, had applied for pensions, and had satisfied the conditions of Article 134 of the Education Code, were refused such pensions; whether any of these applicants had taken service in elementary schools before 1851; and, whether he will consider the advisability of so modifying the terms of Article 134 as to include in its operation those persons who were pupil teachers or students in training on or before May 9, 1862, and have also fulfilled the conditions of that Article?


Almost all the applicants to whom my hon. Friend refers were refused for want of funds. Five of them had entered the profession before 1851, and these were refused on valid administrative grounds. It does not appear that the Report of the Royal Commission contains any recommendation in regard to the last paragraph; and I am inclined to doubt the expediency of re-opening the question.