HC Deb 17 February 1920 vol 125 cc735-6W

asked the President of the Board of Education if the Board of Education has taken any steps to ensure that all teachers whose careers have been interrupted by military service shall not suffer loss in their civil employment; and if the Board of Education will make provision for students whose careers were interrupted during the period of training, for ensuring that their final qualifying certificate shall be dated as from the time they would have become qualified had no military service intervened?


Provision is made by the School Teachers' (Superannuation) Act, 1918, for allowing service by a teacher in the Naval or Military Forces of the Crown during the War to be treated as recognised service for the purpose of superannuation. The Board have no power to bring the service of students within the terms of the Superannuation Act by antedating their certificate so as to recognise them as teachers from a date prior to the commencement of their teaching service.