HC Deb 25 May 1905 vol 146 cc1410-1

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether teachers who spend some years in teaching in Poor Law Union schools previous to the passing of the Pension Act, and who were subsequently transferred to ordinary national schools, will be allowed such years in calculating the amount of pension allowance payable to them on retirement.


The National School Teachers (Ireland) Act, 1879, only enables pension to be granted in respect of service as a "classed teacher," as defined in Section 2 of the Act; and, as the teachers in Poor Law Union schools do not come within this definition, there is no power to give effect to the suggestion of the hon. Member.