HC Deb 11 March 1998 vol 308 c221W
Mr. White

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will give the definition of permanently unfit to work used when determining whether a teacher is eligible to retire on the ground of ill health. [33366]

Dr. Howells

The Teachers' Pensions Regulations 1997 define incapacitated in the case of a teacher as unfit by reason of illness or injury to serve as such and likely permanently to be so despite appropriate medical treatment. Permanently is interpreted as including any teaching, full or part-time, up to the scheme's normal retirement age of 60.