§ Mr. P. HARRIS
asked the President of the Board of Education why the Board of Education now insist that the 15th July, 1924, shall be the date for which all agreements should have a clause inserted that the teacher is employed on whole-time service; whether service prior to that date will constitute whole-time service; and will the claims of teachers as regards superannuation be in any way prejudiced by the dating of the agreements?
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
I think that the hon. Member must be under a misapprehension. The Board of Education (Service of Teachers) Regulations, which came into operation on the 3rd March, 1924, require that teachers shall be employed under written agreements or minutes which indicate whether it is intended that the teacher shall be employed either in full-time service and exclusively in the capacity of a teacher or otherwise. Service in the capacity of a teacher, whether prior to the 15th July, 1924, or subsequent to that date, will be regarded as full-time if it satisfies the principles contained in Circulars 1286 and 1311, copies of which I am sending to the hon. Gentleman. The claims of teachers to superannuation benefits will not in any way be prejudiced by the dating of the agreements.