HC Deb 27 June 1956 vol 555 c466
18. Major Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will recommend a change in the system now prevailing in Cyprus where a large number of secondary school teachers receive their pensions, or part of the pensions, from foreign Powers.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I assume that my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to pensions from the Greek Government. I do not like this system and I have the position under consideration.

Major Wall

I thank my right hon. Friend for that Answer. Is it correct to say that the Turkish Government have also paid pensions to teachers in their schools, and would not he agree that these things are wrong in a British Colony?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

My information is that no pensions are paid by the Turkish Government to Cypriots, but some pensions are paid to Turkish nationals who are members of the Turkish Government education service and seconded to Cyprus schools. There is a difference in the two cases.

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