HC Deb 13 May 1948 vol 450 cc232-3W
Mr. Asterley Jones

asked the Minister of Education in what circumstances teachers who have retired are required to forego the whole or any part of their pensions upon entering into other remunerative employment.

Mr. Tomlinson

The matter is governed principally by Section 6 of the Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1925. If a teacher who has retired on pension returns to contributory service or to service which would be contributory service if he were less than 65 years of age his pension ceases. When the employment ends the pension may be restored if the employment amounts to less than a year. In any other case a fresh pension may be granted. If the teacher takes up other employment and his salary is paid out of Government funds, or aided from such funds, his pension for any quarter is reduced by the amount, if any, by which his salary for that employment in the quarter and his pension for the quarter, taken together, exceed the quarterly rate of his contributory salary when he ceased to be employed in contributory service.