HC Deb 09 May 1968 vol 764 cc605-6
23. Sir E. Boyle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to introduce a superannuation scheme for part-time teachers in institutions of further education.

Mr. Edward Short

I have not yet received any recommendations from the Working Party on Superannuation Arrangements for Part-time Teachers about the introduction of a scheme for teachers in further education establishments. I understand that the Committee has some proposals under consideration and is seeking the views of a number of local education authorities on the difficult administrative issues involved.

Sir E. Boyle

Is the right hon. Gentle-man aware of the widespread hope that it will soon be possible to make progress on this issue and that, just as there was great feeling about a scheme for those teaching part-time—half-time or more— in the schools, so there is great hope in the world of further education that progress will be made on this issue?

Mr. Short

I, too, hope for that, but we must wait until the Committee has made its recommendations, and then we will see what can be done.