§ Mr. G. Hutchinson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made in issuing the increases of pension due to pensioned teachers under the Pensions (Increases) Act, 1944.
§ Sir J. Anderson
Some 49,000 applications have been received from pensioned teachers. Examination of these applications has been completed in some 27,000 cases, in about 3,500 of which the applicants have been found to be ineligible for the increase of their pensions. Payment of the arrears due has been made in some 18,000 cases out of the remaining 23,500 cases assessed for increase.