HC Deb 16 February 1959 vol 600 c16W
Sir D. Campbell

asked the Minister of Education if he will state, as at some convenient date in 1958, how many retired teachers were receiving payments under the teachers' superannuation scheme; how many of such teachers were eligible to draw retirement pensions under the National Insurance Scheme; and if he will recommend increased payments to be made under the superannuation scheme, in particular, for those teachers who do not receive retirement pensions under the National Insurance scheme.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

On 30th September, 1958, 89,228 teachers were receiving such payments. I do not know how many of them were eligible to draw National Insurance retirement pensions. The question of pensions increase is one which also concerns other public service pensioners, and it would not be right to deal with teachers in isolation.