HC Deb 10 July 1906 vol 160 c709
MR. ARMITAGE (Leeds, Central)

To ask the President of the Board of Education if he will state the amount of money standing to the credit of teachers in the Superannuation Fund on December 31st, 1905, and March 31st, 1906, also, the number of teachers, male and female, paying into it?

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The amount standing to the credit of teachers in the Deferred Annuity Fund on the dates mentioned is as follows:—

December 31st, 1905.
£ s. d.
Male teachers 508,526 19 9
Female teachers 506,801 16 10
Total 1,015,335 16 7
March 31st, 1906.
£ a. d.
Male teachers 539,717 9 5
Female teachers 543,397 3 10
Total 1,083,114 13 3
Owing to the fact that the Board is not always kept informed of deaths, withdrawals from service, or other facts bearing on the continuous employment of teachers, it is impossible to say without a prolonged and laborious investigation which is the precise number of teachers who are actually contributing at any given time. But it may be stated that the number is roughly 90,000, of whom about 32,000 are men and about 58,000 are women. I may add that, when the actuarial inquiry into the fund which is now in progress is concluded, information as to the actual number of teachers contributing on March 31st, 1906, will be available.