HC Deb 29 January 1947 vol 432 cc227-8W
Mr. Cobb

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider freeing the movement of scientific workers within the Commonwealth by modifying existing pension schemes or the adoption of new ones or by instituting an arrangement similar to the F.S.S.U. scheme on a Commonwealth basis.

Mr. Dalton

Most scientists in this country, who are in either university or

[B.T.U. = British Thermal Unit.]
G.W.R. L.N.E.R. L.M.S.R. S.R.
1946. B.T.U's. 1938. B.T.U's. 1946. B.T.U's. 1938. B.T.U's. 1946. B.T.U's. I938. B.T.U's. 1946. B.T.U's. 1938. B.T.U's.
13,840 14,960 13,300 13,600 12,960 13,230 13,470 14,440
12,400 12,500 12,050 12,285

Government employment, are already under the Federated Superannuation System for Universities, and the admission to the system of certain Colonial institutions of university status is now being considered. The extension of this scheme to other parts of the Commonwealth is a matter for the Governments and universities concerned, who will no doubt have regard to the resolutions passed at the British Commonwealth Scientific Conference held in London last year (see paragraph 71 of the Report of the proceedings of the conference—Cmd. 6970).