§ Mr. CROOKS
asked the Secretary to the Board of Education whether in any future arrangements for superannuation allowances for elementary school teachers he will make some provision to supplement the pension of the fast-decreasing number of old teachers who have done yeoman service to and for education, some of whom are endeavouring to exist upon less than 11s. a week pension?
§ Mr. J. A. PEASE
I asked a Departmental Committee last year to advise me whether the money at my disposal would be exhausted by the improvements in the system of pensions for elementary teachers made by the Superannuation Act of 1912, and, if not, to consider, amongst other methods of improving the system, proposals for increasing the superannuation and disablement allowances now being paid under the Superannuation Act of 1898 to teachers who have now retired and for increasing the rates of pension now being paid under the Code, and I shall not be in a position to consider the matter referred to by the hon. Member until I have received their report.