HC Deb 09 July 1923 vol 166 cc931-2
80. Mr. LEACH

asked the President of the Board of Education what are the reasons for the delay, extending in some cases to six and 12 months after resignation, in the final determination of teachers' superannuation allowances; if he is aware that much hardship and anxiety results from such protracted delay; and will he undertake to speed up the settlement of all such cases?


I may refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on the 16th April last to the hon. Member for Mid-Bedford (Mr. Linfield). As stated in that reply, every effort is made to relieve hardship in cases where delay is unavoidable by the issue of interim awards.


In view of the great distress caused to superannuated teachers by this delay, will the right hon. Gentleman arrange to have payment of a certain amount in advance?


If I understand my hon. Friend correctly, that is exactly what I said in my answer that we are doing.