§ MR. A. BILLSON (Devon, Barnstaple)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has considered the Report of the Departmental Committee on Pensions for Teachers; and, if he is able to say whether, and how far, its recommendations can be carried out.
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
This is a very interesting and important question. My hon. Friend may be assured that the Government have it under their careful consideration, with a view to arriving at an early decision upon it; but he will feel that, besides the Government, the persons interested—namely, the teachers—ought to have time to consider the proposals of the Departmental Committee. The Government are very desirous to consider and to decide at an early time what action they will be able to take upon this report.