§ MR. TALBOT (Oxford University)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the case of a teacher who has held his present school since 1847, who is now 61 years of age, and who has not 1142 yet received the pension for which he has applied, has been brought under his notice; whether this is one instance of a class not inconsiderable in numbers; and whether the Education Department could now see their way to grant pensions to all those who entered the profession between 1846 and 1851, under the impression that they would be entitled, upon fulfilling the necessary conditions, to receive such pensions?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE, Kent, Dartford)
I cannot trace any such case as that referred to in the first part of my hon. Friend's question. It is the practice of the Department, upon the fulfilment of the necessary conditions, to grant a pension to every applicant who entered the profession before August, 1851.