§ Mr. Maclay
As an immediate and temporary measure to mitigate the very serious staffing shortage in Scotland, it has been decided to grant from the Exchequer a special allowance to teachers in Scotland returning to service after retirement. For each unbroken year of service after retirement and over the age of 65 they will receive a special allowance of £100 which will be independent of the salary and pension arrangements which normally apply. Regulations are being laid today to introduce the scheme, which will apply to completed years of service starting on or after 1st August. The scheme is wholly exceptional to deal with an emergency, and will operate for three years only.