§ 24. Sir J. BUTCHER
asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the fact that inspectors of schools and educational organisers in England and Wales are deprived of the benefits of the Teachers' Superannuation Act, 1918, whereas persons in a similar position in Scotland are entitled to pensions under the Scottish Superannuation for Teachers Act, 1919; and whether he will consult with the Treasury with a view to amending the Teachers' Superannuation Act, 1918, and giving inspectors of schools and educational organisers in England and Wales the benefit of the Teachers' Superannuation Act, 1918?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Fisher)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I regret that I do not see my way to introduce legislation for the purpose of giving to this class of Local Government officers the benefits of an Act which applies to teachers only.
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
Is there any reason for this discrimination between the people of England and Scotland who in this matter are in similar positions?
§ Mr. FISHER
The question of providing schemes of pensions for the administrative officers under local authorities belongs rather to the Department of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health.