HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 cc629-30W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that teachers in university colleges who may take service in schools are not allowed to reckon their service in a university college as recognised or pensionable under the Teachers' Superannuation Act for a State pension; and whether he is prepared to obtain statutory powers for the removal of this grievance in order to promote the interchange of teachers between colleges and schools and vice versa, which is so desirable for both branches of education and which is definitely discouraged by the Act as it stands?


The Teachers' Superannuation Act does not grant pensions to teachers in universities or university colleges. As regards interchange of teachers between the schools and those institutions, the Treasury are empowered, on the recommendation of the Board, to declare service in the latter to be "qualifying service" for the purposes of the Act. As at present advised, I do not see my way to propose an extension of the scope of the Act.