HC Deb 09 May 2002 vol 385 cc291-2W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers(a) applied for and (b) were refused early retirement on the grounds of ill health in (i) 1992–93, (ii) 1993–94 and (iii) 1995–96. [54613]

Mr. Timms

The numbers of members of the Teachers' Pension Scheme who retired on the grounds of ill health in each of the years in question were:

1992–93 4,867
1993–94 5,565
1994–95 6,075
1995–96 5,980

Information about the number of applications that were rejected is available only from 1996 when an electronic handling system was introduced.