§ Mr. RONALD McNEILL
asked the President of the Board of Education if Mr. H. W. Carter, a superannuated teacher at Herne Bay, was informed by the Ministry on the 22nd of September that his superannuation allowance and annuity could be paid to him while residing abroad, but was further informed on the 25th of October that any increase in his pension would depend on his remaining in the United Kingdom; why this distinction is drawn between old and new rates of pension; and, having regard to the fact that even the increased pension will not enable a pensioner with a family to live in comfort in this country, why such pensioners as have opportunities for emigration are discouraged from doing so?
§ Mr. FISHER
I would refer the hon. Member to Sub-section (1) of Section 2 of the Pensions (Increase) Act, which provides that the increase of a pension shall be conditional upon the pensioner residing in the British Islands. Mr. Carter's original pension is not subject to such a condition.