§ Mr. HAYES FISHER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a sum of £25,000 has been provided in the Estimates of the year 1912–13 by way of an additional contribution towards the cost of superannuation of teachers in Scotland; whether he can state the amount of the equivalent Grant for England and Wales; and when and in what form such Grant will be made?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The answer to the first paragraph is in the affirmative. My right hon. Friend proposes to increase the allowances payable from the Exchequer in respect of the superannuation of teachers in England and Wales by such amounts as will secure in the aggregate a like measure of increased assistance; but I am not yet in a position to state details, and in any case, any increase of the allowances (which are fixed by statute) will require legislation.