HC Deb 04 December 1908 vol 197 cc1760-1
MR. JAMES HOPE (Sheffield, Central)

To ask the President of the Board of Education whether he can state what was the average sum per child spent by local education authorities on salaries in elementary provided schools, in voluntary schools, and in all elementary schools during the year ending 31st March, 1907, in London, the county boroughs, London and the county boroughs taken together, and throughout the country; and whether he can give the like information with regard to each of the other items (rates being, however, distinguished from taxes and insurance) shown on page 2 of the White Paper [Cd. 4406] of this year.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.)

as a member of the Royal Naval Reserve, but is now in ill-health, suffering front heart affection; and, if so, can he state whether it is the intention of his Department to grant him the pension which is due to him.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) From 10th March, 1903, to 30th September,. 1907, Alfred Rutherford was in receipt of a pension of £12 a year, which was granted on the ground that he was wholly incapacited from contributing to his own support. When surveyed in July, 1907, with, a view to the renewal of the pension, he was reported to be materially able so to contribute, and it was stated that he had obtained employment as a verger. No further award of pension could be made under the regulations governing the Royal Naval Reserve, which restrict the grant of a pension in the case of men under sixty to those who are pronounced, upon medical examination, wholly and permanently incapacitated from earning a livelihood, provided that such incapacity is not due to their own imprudence or misconduct. If he is now unable to maintain himself, he should make application to the local registrar, Royal Naval Reserve, who will cause him to be again medically surveyed with a view to the reconsideration of his case.