HC Deb 27 February 1928 vol 214 c57W

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of persons at all ages over 60 and over 65 in receipt of teachers' pensions; the present cost and from what sources it is met; and whether any estimates of future numbers and cost are available?


The number of teacher-pensioners on 31st January last was 25,973. Of these about five-sixths retired on pension at the age of 60 or over, but I could not, without the expenditure of a very considerable amount of time and labour, classify them according to their present ages. The sums payable to pensioners in 1927–28 amount to £4,341,135, and the receipts from teachers' contributions to £2,440,000, leaving a net burden of £1,901,135 to be borne by the Exchequer. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to pages 35–36 of the Memorandum on the Board's Estimates, 1926, a copy of which I am sending him.