§ Mr. Maginnis
asked the Minister of Education (1) how many teachers are on the retired list in the United Kingdom; how many of these retired prior to 1952; and how many of these retired prior to 1945. (2) how much it would cost to double all pensions of school teachers who retired prior to 1952 and of those who retired prior to 1945, respectively. (3) how many retired teachers receive a pension of less than £200 and £150 per annum, respectively.
§ Sir. D. Eccles
At 31st March, 1961, 81,670 teachers were in receipt of pensions under the Teachers (Superannuaation) Acts of 1918 and later years in respect of service in England and Wales. 69W I regret that the detailed figures required could not be extracted from existing records without great expense of time and labour.