§ 20. Mr. DONALD
asked the Chief Secretary whether Irish pensioned school teachers have yet received their increase of pensions; whether these increases are calculated on the 1914 Act according to salary and length of service; and whether Irish pensioned teachers are entitled to a minimum pension of £52 similar to Scotch pensioned teachers?
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
Increases have been granted to the greater number of Irish pensioned national school teachers to whom the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, applies, and drafts for the amounts due are in course of being issued. The remaining cases are being investigated. The increases have been calculated in the manner prescribed in the schedule to the Act, according to the rate of pre-War pension and not according to salary and length of service. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.