§ Lieut.-Colonel HURST
asked the President of the Board of Education how much public money has been spent on teachers' pensions since the 1st April, 1919; and what the amount would have been had the Act of 1918 been retrospective in its operation?
§ Mr. FISHER
For the period 1st April, 1919, to 31st December, 1921, the total amount of the benefits awarded under the School Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1918, is£2,279,952. I am afraid that it is impossible to give even an approximate answer to the second part of the question.