HC Deb 15 June 1939 vol 348 c1508
55. Lieut.-Colonel Macnamara

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the grievance from which 70 teachers in Essex are suffering in connection with their pensions, and whether he will take power to grant exemption to the county council in certain very hard cases?

Mr. Elliot

I am aware of the position of supplementary teachers in non-provided schools under the Local Government Superannuation Act, 1937. I have recently received representations on this matter which will receive my careful consideration, in the event of opportunity occurring for amending legislation to deal with points of difficulty which may well be revealed in the working of a complex measure of this character.

Mr. Maxwell

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this matter is affecting people all over the country and that it is arousing considerable feeling?

Mr. Elliot

I have undertaken to give the matter my careful consideration.