§ Captain HACKING
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that a large number of teachers, formerly members of local education authorities' pensions schemes, exercised the option accorded to them by the School Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1918, of withdrawing therefrom and of transferring into the Government scheme on a non-contributory basis; and whether, now that that basis is to be altered with- 2395W out their consent, he will see that provision is made in the forthcoming amending Bill which will secure to such teachers as may no longer wish to remain in the Government scheme under the altered conditions the option of re-transferring upon equitable terms to the local pensions schemes to which they formerly belonged?
§ Mr. FISHER
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The point has not escaped my notice, but I cannot anticipate the provisions of the Bill.