HC Deb 08 December 1920 vol 135 cc2125-6W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will consider the claims of retired workhouse teachers in Ireland for increases of pension under the Pensions (Increase) Act; whether the number of retired teachers under this class is very small, and that a very small sum would consequently be required to meet all claims; and whether he will arrange for the payment of the increases before Christmas?


The question of the application of the provisions of the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, to pensioners who are in receipt of allowances granted under the Union Officers (Ireland) Superannuation Act, 1865, and other Acts, dealing with the superannuation of local officials, is at present under the consideration of the Treasury and the Irish Departments concerned, and no time will be lost dealing with the revision of workhouse teachers, amongst others.