HC Deb 26 March 1929 vol 226 c2278W

asked the President of the Board of Eduation if he will set out the basic rate of pension of a man who completed full service in the teaching profession before the War, showing the increase under the 1920 and 1924 Acts, respectively, and of a man retiring to-day on a post-War pension?


The average pension of male certificated teachers under the Elementary School Teachers (Superannuation) Acts, 1898–1912, now current is £47; the average increase under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920, was £20 10s., and that under the Act of 1924 was £25 16s. The average pension awarded to male teachers during the last financial year under the Teachers (Superannuation) Acts, 1918–1925, is £197, with an average lump sum of £542. The pensions under the Acts of 1898–1912 were at a flat rate based merely on years of service, and were limited to teachers in elementary schools. The allowances under the Acts of 1918–1925 are based on years of service and on average salary, and teachers in secondary and technical schools are included.