HC Deb 03 July 1911 vol 27 c804

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received from the Scottish Office a request that the Treasury will make such financial arrangements as will enable the Scottish Office to reintroduce without delay the superannuation scheme for teachers in Scotland; and whether, in view of the discontent in Scotland with the present position, he will give the request his early and favourable consideration?


I am in communication with my colleague, the Secretary for Scotland, on this subject. I hope this week to meet a deputation on the subject from Scottish teachers.


asked whether the right hon. Gentleman is aware that a superannuation scheme for teachers in Scotland has been prepared by the Scotch Education Department; and whether he-intends that the increased State contributions which have been promised to the fund must wait until a superannuation scheme for England has been formulated?


If the National Insurance Bill becomes law, I intend to take the opportunity, if possible, to make some improvement in the conditions of superannuation of those elementary school teachers who are excluded from the National Health Insurance Scheme; but I think it will be necessary that the threes Kingdoms should be dealt with simultaneously.