HC Deb 10 November 1966 vol 735 c1525
33. Mr. Longden

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made towards rectifying the anomalies arising out of the Teachers' Superannuation Regulations which were referred to by the hon. Member for South-West Hertfordshire in the debate on 19th November, 1965.

Mr. Redhead

My right hon. Friend is examining these alleged anomalies in preparing draft teachers' superannuation regulations about which, as the Act requires, he hopes shortly to consult representatives of local education authorities and teachers.

Mr. Longden

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that nearly a year has passed since he made more sympathetic noises than those towards this reform? I do not like the use of the word "alleged". These are anomalies and their removal would give great satisfaction to the teaching profession.

Mr. Redhead

The Working Party which has been examining this question has suggested in an interim report that a scheme might be introduced in April, 1967. I am aware that the existing provisions represent certain anomalies and some considerable degree of dissatisfaction, but I think that the hon. Gentleman will appreciate that it necessarily involves some expenditure of time in consulting all the interests which are concerned."