HC Deb 20 May 1952 vol 501 cc40-1W
91. Mr. J. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give an estimate of the additional financial cost that would be entailed if teachers' pensions were paid monthly instead of quarterly as at present.

Mr. J. Stuart

It is estimated that the monthly payment of pensions to teachers in Scotland would entail an additional cost of £3,000 a year for the further staff required in the Paymaster General's office. Further accommodation and a considerable quantity of additional forms and stationery, the cost of which cannot be precisely estimated, would also be necessary. The change would also entail an additional charge of £360,000 in the year of change because of the alteration in the incidence of payments.