HC Deb 13 June 1950 vol 476 cc14-5W
Mr. Macdonald

asked the Minister of Education if he will take steps to amend the present regulation whereby teachers' pensions are paid quarterly, so that in future they may be paid monthly, in England, Wales and Scotland.

Mr. Tomlinson

The quarterly payment of teachers' pensions is laid down by Statute in the Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1925, and monthly payment could not be arranged without amending legislation. The point has been noted for consideration when legislation on teachers' superannuation is next proposed, but it must not be overlooked that the adoption of monthly payments would increase substantially the man-power employed and the cost of administering the Superannuation Acts.