(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act (including any rules made thereunder), the Board of Education (in this Act referred to as "the Board") may grant such superannuation allowances as are hereinafter mentioned in this Section to any teacher who—
(a) has attained the age of sixty years, and has either—
(i) been employed—
- (A) for not less than thirty years in recognised or qualifying service; and
- (B) for not less than ten years, or, if he was employed in recognised service at the commencement of this Act, for not less than the prescribed number of years, in a Grant-aided school or in service which has been recorded by the Board before the commencement of this Act under the Act of 1898; and
- (C) for not less than the prescribed period after the commencement of this Act in recognised or qualifying service; or
§ Mr. SPEAKER
The manuscript Amendment handed in by the hon. and gallant Member for Montgomeryshire (Major David Davies) is clearly out of order, because it would impose a charge.
On the point of Order. This is a matter which was discussed at some length during the Committee stage, when it was treated as being in order.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
That was in Committee. This is on Report. We cannot deal with money matters on the Report stage.
I beg to move, in Subsection (1) paragraph (b) to leave out the words "a Grant-aided school, or in service which has been recorded by the Board before the commencement of this Act under the Act of 1898," and to insert instead thereof the words "recognised service."
This Amendment is consequential upon an Amendment made in Clause 16 under which, subject to prescribed conditions, service in non-Grant-aided schools might possibly become pensionable. The result of the Amendment will be that no person can get a pension who has not served thirty years in recognised or qualifying service of which not less than ten must be one of the periods of recognised service as defined by Clause 16. There is power to reduce the period of ten years in the case of teachers who are in recognised service at the commencement of the 1831 Act. The conditions under which the power will be exercised have not been determined, but it may be useful in the case of an old teacher whose school has only recently become Grant-aided.
§ Amendment agreed to.