§ 28. Mr. LINFIELD
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the unemployment amongst teachers, it will be possible to allow earlier optional retirement, at the age of 55, on a lower pension, for women teachers, thus affording employment to the teachers at present out of work and at the same time relieving the financial situation of the local authorities, as the majority of the older teachers are at the maximum scale?
The suggestion of the hon. Member would require legislation, which I am unable at: present to undertake.
§ Mr. A. V. ALEXANDER
Are the Board by administrative action encouraging local authorities to retire teachers at an earlier age than the statutory date?
I was asked a question two days ago about that, to which I gave rather a careful reply, and to which I would refer the hon. Member.