HC Deb 20 March 1919 vol 113 c2245

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction prevalent among teachers arising out of the unequal method of computing years of recognised service as regards college-trained and non-college-trained teachers in the Teachers' Superannuation Act; and whether he will consider the advisablity of counting the years spent in training colleges as a part of years of recognised service?

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

There is no such inequality as is suggested in the hon. Member's question. In both cases years of recognised service are the years of service as a teacher. I am advised that, under the definition of recognised Service in the Teachers'Superannuation Act, years spent in training colleges cannot be counted as years of recognised service.