HC Deb 15 June 1972 vol 838 c361W
41. Mr. Bagier

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what protests she has now received from the National Association of Schoolmasters about the proposal of Her Majesty's Government to increase teachers' salary contributions to their superannuation scheme; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. van Straubenzee

I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to a Question by the hon. Member for Newark (Mr. Bishop) on 25th May.—[Vol. 837, c. 445–6.]

49. Miss Fookes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will seek to modify the regulations governing the teachers' pension scheme so as to enable years of relevant industrial experience to count as years of reckonable service in the case of those teachers in further and higher education for whom such experience is a necessary qualification for obtaining their posts.

Mr. van Straubenzee

A teacher may already buy in periods of employment which provide experience of value to a teacher in a secondary school or a college. An extension of this rule to cover any previous employment has now been agreed by the working party which has been reviewing all aspects of the Teachers Superannuation Scheme and which will report shortly to my right hon. Friend.