§ MR. E. F. VESEY KNOX (Londonderry)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland what steps have been taken by the National Education Board under the new Teachers' Pensions Rules: and whether the Board have been advised that they are not legally entitled to make the deductions from the teachers' salaries which the rules purport to impose, and to pay the sums deducted to the Pensions Fund?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The Commissioners of National Education, to whom this Question has been referred, will have it before them at their meeting to-day, but I am afraid their observations will not arrive in time to enable me to reply to the Question. Perhaps the hon. and learned Member will repeat it on the re-assembling of Parliament.
§ MR. VESEY KNOX
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what steps the Treasury intend to take to determine the legality of the new rules for the Irish Teachers' Pension Fund?
§ MR. HANBURY
Her Majesty's Government is advised that the rules are legal. It will be for any person interested who contests that view to raise the Question.