Colonel LAMBERT WARD
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the new system 232W of paying teachers' pensions is causing dissatisfaction; and whether it would be possible to revert to the former method?
§ Mr. FISHER
The Board must regret that inconvenience has been caused to the teacher-pensioners under the Acts of 1898 and 1912 by some delay in dealing with the claims for the quarter ending 30th June. All arrears have, however, been cleared off, so that all claims received up to Saturday last were dealt with by Saturday evening. The delay was due to a shortage of clerical staff, which the Board have made, and are continuing to make, every endeavour to remedy.