§ Mr. NEWMAN
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?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
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.