HC Deb 06 February 1918 vol 101 c2237
19. Sir J. BARRAN

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has considered the question of the financial position of pensioned teachers and is able to make any announcement of the intention of the Government to deal with the matter?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Fisher)

I would refer the hon. Member to the answers which Were given to the right hon. Member for the Ashford Division on 20th June, 1917, and to the hon. Member for West Newington on 10th July, copies of which I am sending him.


Is the right hon. Gentleman going to introduce fresh legislation on the subject of the pensions of elementary school teachers? In that case, will he make a further effort to secure for old pensioned teachers treatment analogous to that already given to State pensioners?


The Government does propose to deal with the question of the pensions of elementary, secondary, and technical teachers. I will bear in mind the point put by my hon. Friend.