§ 43. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Minister of Education whether he will take steps to increase the salaries, allowances and pensions of teachers.
§ Mr. Chataway
My right hon. Friend made Orders in July increasing teachers' salaries and allowances with effect from 1st April, 1963; those salary changes, costing a total of some £29 million a year, will operate for a two-year period up to 31st March, 1965. They will also benefit new pensioners since teachers' pensions are based on length of service and the average salary for the last three years. Most existing pensioners received some increases in January, 1963, under the Pensions (Increase) Act, 1962.