HC Deb 27 July 1951 vol 491 cc116-7W
Mr. Ian Harvey

asked the Minister of Education how many men teachers paid superannuation contributions in the year 1950; what was the total paid by them and how many women teachers paid similar contributions in the same year and what was the total paid by them; and what were the comparable figures for the years 1945 to 1949 inclusive.

Mr. Tomlinson

Complete returns have not yet been received and analysed for all the years referred to. It is estimated that, on the average, there were about 82,500 contributing men teachers in grant-aided schools and establishments during each of the five years 1945–46 to 1949–50 and that their total contributions over the period amounted to about £10.6 million. The corresponding figures for contributing women teachers are about 145,000 and £13.4 million. For the year 1950–51, it is estimated that about 97,250 men teachers will have contributed about £2.6 million and about 150,000 women teachers about £2.8 million.