HC Deb 15 February 1951 vol 484 c588
2. Mr. Storey

asked the Minister of Education the result of his re-examination into the question whether interest is to be charged after 1st April, 1951, on teachers' late contributions for war service under the Teachers' Superannuation (War Service) Act, 1939.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a new statutory rule which fulfils the terms of my reply to him on 23rd November last. As the hon. Member will see, the interest charged on late contributions has been waived until 1st April next, and the rate of interest has been reduced.

Mr. Storey

In view of the fact that the interest is a very small sum comparatively and that the teachers were not warned that they were to be asked to pay the interest on these contributions, might it not be a graceful act to forgo all interest?

Mr. Tomlinson

If the hon. Member will wait until he has read the copy, I think he will be reasonably satisfied.