The following have been invited, and hay, consented, to serve on the Committee to which the hon. Member refers:
Mr. T. THOMSON:66.
asked the President of the Board of Education the amounts paid by the Government in each of the last two years in the way of pensions to teachers in elementary schools, in secondary schools, and in technical and other schools and the amounts which he estimates he should receive in each of the next two years from a contribution of 5 per cent. on the salaries then payable to teachers in elementary, in secondary, and in technical and other schools?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Lewis):
The amounts spent on superannuation of teachers during the last two years are as follow:—
The expenditure on pensions will grow from year to year. If my memory serves me rightly, the cost will amount to between £4,000,000 and £5,000,000 in 1929, and will amount to from £9,000,000 to £10,000,000, ultimately. Therefore there is no reason for limiting the contribution in the earlier years to the actual cost.