HC Deb 22 February 1912 vol 34 cc870-1W

asked whether the Estimates for the year will provide for additional grants to Scotland for the purposes of education and the superannuation of teachers; and, if so, to what extent?


asked the Chancellor whether, in view of the statement by the Secretary for Scotland that an additional Treasury Grant is to be made towards the superannuation scheme for teachers in Scotland, he can say if the amount will be definitely announced before 1st April, when, as is expected, the scheme will be brought into operation?


As was stated in reply to numerous questions last Session, my right hon. Friend is carefully considering the whole problem, and hopes to provide additional Grants for superannuation allowances of teachers in the whole of the United Kingdom. But I fear the matter is not yet sufficiently advanced to permit of provision being made in the Estimates that are now being presented, and I cannot now state the amount that it will be possible to devote to this purpose in Scotland.