§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Pease)
I beg to move, "That leave be given to introduce a Bill to enable certificated teachers to reckon service in connection with the present War as recorded service for the purpose of the Act relating to Elementary School Teachers' Superannuation."
29 I have endeavoured to obtain from the local authorities the numbers of certificated teachers who have now joined the Colours or are engaged in service which may be treated as such, and it would seem from those who have sent in returns that there are considerably over a thousand of these certificated teachers who are already serving with the Colours or are engaged in service which may be regarded as equivalent to service of that character. Under the present law these teachers would be prejudiced by reason of such service to the extent of the time which they are with the Colours. This Bill seeks to remove that injustice under which they are suffering, and will allow such service with the Colours to be recorded as service under the terms of the Elementary Teachers Superannuation Act.
§ Mr. PEASE
The reason is because the Superannuation Act of 1912 does not extend to anyone but certificated school teachers.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. Pease and Dr. Addison. Presented accordingly and read the first time; to be read a second time To-morrow and to be printed. [Bill 387]