HC Deb 11 February 1972 vol 830 c454W
Mr. English

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list all respects in which her Department's regulations discriminate against persons of the age of 18 years or over on grounds of sex alone.

Mrs. Thatcher

None, except that the Teachers' Superannuation (Family Benefits) Regulations, 1970, require men teachers to forfeit a percentage of their salaries for the purpose of providing pensions for their widows and children. Women teachers are excluded from this compulsory scheme but may voluntarily, within limits, make provision for pensions for their widowers and other dependants.