HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2769W

asked the President of the Board of Education when the Departmental Committee sitting under the presidency of Lord Emmott will report on the position of the old teachers' superannuation, many of whom are in great difficulties owing to the smallness of their pension; and whether he will consider putting them on the same basis as those who retired after 1st April, 1919?

Mr. E. WOOD:

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. I cannot commit myself to any course of action in advance of the Committee's Report.

Captain BOWYER

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, under the terms of the reference to the Departmental Committee now sitting to consider the whole question of teachers' superannuation, the consideration by the Committee of the case of the pre-1919 retired teachers is to be included or excluded?


The question raised by my hon. and gallant Friend is one for the Departmental Committee to determine. I am sending a copy of his question and of my reply to the Chairman of the Committee.