HC Deb 30 May 1912 vol 38 c1701W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether it is the intention of the Treasury to increase the State Superannuation Grant for national school teachers; whether he is aware that a superannuation pension scheme based wholly on the contributory principle has been drawn up and submitted by a committee acting on behalf of employés in Government factories; and whether he will take steps to provide that the advantages of a superannuation scheme wholly financed by the State should equally be extended to Government workers as to Civil servants in the teaching profession?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, but the hon. Member is under a misapprehension in thinking that school teachers' superannuation funds are wholly financed by the State; school teachers pay a contribution. As they are not Civil servants and are not subject to the same Superannuation Acts as Civil servants, the last part of the question does not arise.