Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he can state the number of pensioned women teachers in Scotland whose pension or breakdown allowance (Government and local combined) does not exceed £52 per annum?
§ Mr. MUNRO
On 28th February there were 274 retiring allowances and 243 disablement allowances not exceeding £52 per annum payable to women teachers under the Scottish superannuation scheme for teachers. School boards have power to supplement these allowances, but no information is available as to the extent to which this power has been exercised, and it is therefore not possible to say in how many cases the combined allowance falls below £52 per annum.