HC Deb 27 November 1973 vol 865 cc93-4W
Mr. Boyden

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will now offer as many State scholarships for mature students as will meet the needs of all students who have completed satisfactorily a course at a long-term residential college and who have been accepted for an undergraduate course at a univer-

Mrs. Thatcher

On an average annual salary of £2,400, the cost per teacher would be £18 (less tax relief forgone). These figures would increase with growth in the numbers of teachers and in their salaries. The current annual cost to the superannuation account, would be about £9 million.

Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary or State for Education and Science what have been, and what will be from 1st April next, the rates of contribution payable by teachers and employers in England and Wales under the teachers' superannuation scheme in respect of personal benefits, family benefits and deficiencies.

Mrs. Thatcher

The rates in terms of percentage of pay are as follows :

new entrant contribution and of the total cost, including the deficiency contribution but excluding pensions increase ; and what information she has about comparable contribution rates for other public employees.

Mrs. Thatcher

The information is as follows :

sity, as well as the normal number for general needs.

Mrs. Thatcher

Before reaching decisions on this and other matters arising from the recommendations of the Russell Committee on Adult Education, I intend holding discussions with the major adult education interests and hope to arrange these in the next few weeks.