§ Sir R. COOPER
asked the President of the Board of Education if he has recently issued an order under which teachers who joined the Army and have returned to their duties are required to undergo medical examination at their own expense before they can be accepted under the Superannuation Act; whether those who are suffering in health by reason of their service in the Army are penalised in the benefits they can obtain; whether teachers who have not been in the Army are accepted for full benefits under that Act without any medical examination; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent any injustice to men who have served their Country?
§ Mr. FISHER
No such order as is mentioned has been issued. Under the Act a death gratuity cannot be granted in respect of any teacher (whether he has served in the Forces or not) who fails to satisfy the Board that he was not of impaired health on the 1st April, 1919. It is not the case that medical certificates are required for teachers who have served in the Forces in circumstances in which they would not be required for other teachers.