HC Deb 20 January 1942 vol 377 cc249-50W
Mr. Price

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the increased cost of living he will consider an increase in the pension of retired teachers who are now outside the Burnham scales and who come directly under the Treasury?

Sir K. Wood

I presume that my hon. Friend is referring to teachers who were pensioned under the Elementary School Teachers (Superannuation) Acts, 1898–1914. Provision has already been made for the increase of such pensions under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1920 and 1924. His Majesty's Government do not feel able to introduce legislation for the purpose of increasing them still further. These particular pensioners cannot, of course, be dealt with in isolation from other classes of pensioner.