HC Deb 18 April 1978 vol 948 c77W
36. Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she is satisfied with the progress made towards provision for early retirement of teachers.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

Financial provision is being arranged for teachers aged 50 or over, with at least five years' service, who are made redundant or are retired early in the interest of the efficient exercise of their employer's functions. Regulations have now been made to allow payment of accrued superannuation benefits to those teachers, and further regulations are being prepared to provide for enhancement of those benefits by the compensating authority.