HC Deb 28 January 1942 vol 377 cc735-6W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the President of the Board of Education whether in view of the unprecedented staffing difficulties now being faced by schools everywhere, he will initiate action leading to the repeal of Section 6 (1) of the Teachers' Superannuation Act, under which any teacher resuming, from patriotic motives, school duties after retirement must forego the amount of his superannuation allowance during his resumption of work?

Mr. Butler

Pensions under the Teachers' Superannuation Acts are for the maintenance of teachers whose salaries have ceased owing to the cessation of their pensionable service. I regret that it would be inconsistent with the principles of the Acts to repeal or amend the provision in question so as to permit the payment of pension during a period, in which the teacher was in receipt of salary for such service.