HC Deb 31 May 1951 vol 488 c379
9. Miss Ward

asked the Minister of Education if he is in a position to make a statement on the negotiations which have been taking place for an extended superannuation scheme for teachers.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am not yet in a position to make any statement regarding the amendments to or extensions of the Teachers' Superannuation Acts.

Miss Ward

Is the Minister aware that, having regard to the fact that civil servants had their arrangements completed some two years ago, teachers are extremely disappointed? Would not action help to encourage recruitment of teachers? Will the right hon. Gentleman please move in this matter?

Mr. Tomlinson

The positions of the civil servant and of the teacher are on a different footing because one is subject to the Superannuation Acts and a different method applies to the other.