§ Mr. MEAGHER
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland when the completion of the actuarial investigation into the Irish Teachers' Pension Fund may be expected; is the delay in the completion of this investigation caused by the tardiness of the National Education Office in supplying statistics; will he do what he can to expedite this matter, seeing the hardships caused to those teachers who have to resign on small amounts; and when may the new pension scheme be expected to come into operation?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I understand that the delay has been largely due to the teachers having selected a second actuary in lieu of the one originally nominated by them. The compilation of the preliminary statistics has been completed, and they are now before the actuaries. I fear I am unable to say when the actuarial investigation will be completed, or when the new scheme will come into operation.