HC Deb 01 December 1902 vol 115 cc835-6
LORD EDMUND FITZMAURICE () Wiltshire, Cricklade

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether, in the event of the transfer of teachers from the school board pupil teacher centres to technical and secondary schools, they will lose the benefit of the superannuation scheme to which as elementary school teachers they have contributed under The Superannuation Act, 1898;and if it is intended to extend the benefits of the Superannuation Act to certificated teachers and to other registered teachers who are engaged in technical or secondary schools provided by the local authorities, whether or not they are employed exclusively in the instruction of pupil teachers.

(Answered by Sir William Anson.) "Recorded service," for the purpose of The Elementary School Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1898, does not include service in technical and secondary schools. But teachers transferred to such shcools will not lose the benefit of the contributions they have already made while in "recorded service." The Government have no intention of extending the provisions of the Superannuation Act.