HC Deb 19 June 1951 vol 489 cc40-1W
111. Mr. M. MacPherson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many teachers have gone on interchange schemes to the Dominions and/or the United States of America since the end of the war; and how many of these have been men, and how many women.

Miss Herbison:

The number of teachers is 141, comprising four men and 137 women.

113. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking, in view of the hardship resulting from the increased cost of living, to deal with the complaints of retired teachers now living on low fixed incomes.

Miss Herbison:

I appreciate the difficulties in present circumstances of retired teachers on low fixed incomes. Increases in teachers' pensions, in common with those of other public employees, have already been granted under the Pensions (Increase) Acts. Further increases would require an amendment of those Acts, and on this I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 24th April last to the hon. and gallant Member for Chelsea (Commander Noble).

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