HC Deb 14 December 1900 vol 88 cc858-9
MR. NICOL (Argyllshire)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether a measure giving the right of appeal to teachers in Scotland in cases of their alleged wrongful dismissal by School Boards will be introduced by the Government during the session of 1901.

SIR MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbrightshire)

I beg also to ask the Lord Advocate if it is the intention of the Government, next session, to introduce legislation in order to give teachers in Scotland a right of appeal in cases of wrongful dismissal, also to give to old teachers the same right to superannuation allowances as are enjoyed by those who have become teachers at a comparatively recent date.


With regard to the first part of the question, the subject is under consideration, and there will be a conference between the English and Scotch Education Departments, but I am not prepared to give any definite pledge at the present time. In regard to superannuation, the allowances to old teachers under the Superannuation Act are fixed by the terms of the Act, and while certain advantages are offered to those teachers, I am not prepared to say that they can establish a claim to superannuation on the same scale as teachers who have paid the contributions under the Act for the whole period of their service.