HC Deb 23 March 1922 vol 152 cc690-1W

asked the President of the Board of Education, seeing that the pensions under the Acts of 1898 and 1912 are about £40 (average amount), and that only to some of these pensions were small increases granted by the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920 (the maximum increase being 50 per cent.), while to the rest of these pensions no increase at all was granted, how many of these pensions were thus increased; what is now their average amount after the increase; how many of these pensions were not increased; what was their average amount; how many of them reached £60 or more; why was the increase withheld; and how many of the recipients of these pensions not increased had served 40 years or more, and as heads of schools, including many of the largest?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on the 9th of March to the hon. Member for Putney (Mr. S. Samuel). I regret that I cannot answer the last part of the question without a disproportionate expenditure of time and labour.