§ 88. Mr. Hylton-Foster
asked the Minister of Education why compound interest is now charged in respect of teachers' late contributions under the Teachers Superannuation (War Service) Act, 1939; and if he will excuse the payment of interest in cases when the teacher was invited by his Department to pay by instalments without reference to interest.
§ Mr. Hardman
The practice of charging interest in respect of teachers' contributions is governed by rules made under the Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1925. I understand, however, that there is some doubt as to the application of these rules to war service contributions, and the question is at present being re-examined. I will write to the hon. Member as soon as the point has been cleared. In the meantime, the latter part of the Question does not arise at this stage.