§ Mr. M. Clark Hutchison
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what decision he has reached on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on Education in Scotland that a retired teacher who returns to teaching employment should receive his full pension and full salary for the post.109W
§ Mr. Maclay
I have given very full and careful consideration to this recommendation of the Advisory Council. It is a fundamental principle of public service superannuation that a pensioner reemployed in the same service may receive only so much of his pension as, when added to his pay, will not make the total of pay and pension greater than his pay at the time of his retirement. As the recommendation conflicts with this principle, I regret that the Government are unable to accept it.