§ Mr. RAMSAY MACDONALD
asked the Lord Advocate whether he can state what is to become of the accumulated funds of the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme, started in 1898; and whether payments made by teachers into it are to be refunded, or whether the Department proposes to break arbitrarily its agreement with the teachers and impose upon them a new agreement without consulting them or obtaining their consent?
§ Mr. URE
The accumulated contributions from Scottish teachers are dealt with by Section 19 of the Draft Superannuation Scheme. With regard to the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to Section 14 (6) of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1908, which provides that the Elementary School Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1898, shall cease to apply to Scotland upon the new Superannuation Scheme taking effect. The Department are at present ascertaining the views of all interested in the scheme in the manner prescribed by Sections 10 and 11 of the Act of 1908.