§ Mr. GARDNER
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will give the names of the actuaries engaged upon the calculations in connection with the pensions of those teachers who retired owing to the age limit before April, 1912, and their reasons for the delay in making their report?
The actuaries whom the Board of Education have employed are Mr. G. F. Hardy and Mr. D. C. Fraser. The question referred to them for report is not the comparatively restricted inquiry named in the hon. Member's question, but the whole cost of putting into effect the Teachers' Superannuation Act passed last year. This involves many complicated actuarial calculations relating to all the certificated elementary teachers, both those now in service and those who have retired. I have little doubt that the work is being proceeded with as expeditiously as the nature of the inquiry permits.