§ 40. Mr. WESTWOOD
asked the Secretary for Scotland what was the annual cost for superannuation allowances to Scottish teachers in 1921–22, 1922–23, and 1923–24; what were the total payments made by teachers for purposes of superannuation during 1922–23 and 1923–24; and what were the total payments made by Scottish education authorities?
The total amounts paid to Scottish teachers on account of retiring allowances (including deferred annuities), disablement allowances, lump sums, death gratuities, and disablement gratuities awarded under the superannuation scheme for teachers during the years in question were as follow:
The total amount of superannuation contributions paid by Scottish teachers in respect of the 10 months from 1st June, 1922, when the present system of contributions commenced, to 31st March, 1923, was £299,727. During that period contributions were not payable by education 1139 authorities. Figures as to contributions by teachers and authorities for the year ended 31st March, 1924, are not yet available, many returns being still outstanding.
Year ended 31st March: £ 1922 … 383,481 1923 … 500,171 1924 … 511,987