HC Deb 07 May 1924 vol 173 c449W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the difficulties experienced in obtaining teachers of experience for juvenile unemployment centres; whether he is aware that the difficulty is enhanced by the fact that service in these centres is not pensionable under the Teachers' Superannuation Acts; and whether His Majesty's Government will take steps for removing this difficulty?


I am very well aware of the difficulties which have arisen in this connection; but, as I have already said in answer to questions in this House, as long as existing arrangements for financing the centres continue, it would not be possible for me, without amending legislation, to treat service in them as recognised service for the purposes of the School Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1918.