HC Deb 25 July 1929 vol 230 cc1497-8W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that a certificated woman teacher who, notwithstanding the terms of Circular 1,003, was granted leave of absence in the later months of 1917 in order to engage in War (V.A.D.) nursing, and who was willing to serve abroad but was not sent and was not therefore accorded a Victory medal, is now suffering under the regulations governing the War service of women teachers attached to the Burnham scales loss of increment in respect of her period of absence and may eventually suffer loss of pension; and whether he is prepared to review the circumstances in any such case which is submitted to him, with a view to a modification of the restrictions placed upon recognition of War service in such cases?


I am not aware of the circumstances to which my hon. Friend refers, but these questions of the recognition of War service were settled some years ago after full and detailed discussion, and I doubt whether they can be reopened at the present time.