§ Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to amend the teachers superannuation scheme so as to place widowers of former teachers in the same position as widows.
§ Dr. Boyson
The teachers superannuation scheme already provides pensions for widowers if the teacher, during her service, had nominated her husband as being wholly or mainly dependent on her for support. To provide automatic pensions for widowers, as for widows, would require an increase in the contributions payable to the scheme. The matter has been under discussion in the teachers superannuation working party.