HC Deb 20 October 1949 vol 468 c732
11. Sir Ian Fraser

asked the Minister of Education if he will arrange for teachers' pensions to be paid monthly.

Mr. Tomlinson

The quarterly payment of teachers' pensions is laid down by statute in the Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1925, and monthly payment could not be arranged without amending legislation. The adoption of monthly payments would increase substantially the manpower employed and the cost of administering the superannuation Acts.

Sir I. Fraser

In view of the fact that practically all Civil Service pensions are paid monthly and war pensions are paid weekly or monthly, and because of the hardship caused to small people waiting for a quarterly payment, will the right. hon. Gentleman put this down in his file for consideration whenever legislation is possible?

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir, I will do that.