HC Deb 13 February 1951 vol 484 cc190-1
35. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is prepared to take steps to enable retired teachers, who so desire, to return to duty without loss of pension.

Miss Herbison

The draft of the Superannuation Scheme, which was published in December, 1949, contains proposals under which the pensions of retired teachers returning to service will be suspended and the teachers may be awarded increased pensions on final retirement and may receive an addition to their lump sums. No objection has beer taken to these proposals.

Mr. Rankin

Is my hon. Friend aware that my information is that there is very serious discontent in the teaching profession in Scotland with regard to the cut in pension which takes place when a teacher resumes teaching, and in view of the shortage of teachers will she look at this matter again?

Mr. N. Macpherson

Can the hon. Lady assure the House that in all cases the salaries paid will exceed the pensions?

Miss Herbison

I cannot give that assurance.