Pensions (Supplementary Teachers).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 27th February 1936.

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Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

asked the President of the Board of Education in how many places the local education authorities have undertaken to grant pensions to supplementary teachers; what is the weekly amount of such pensions; and whether in any places, the supplementary teachers pay any contributions towards the expense of such pensions?

Mr. STANLEY:

I have no information enabling me to give my useful figures on this matter, but I understand that a number of local authorities have admitted supplementary teachers to the benefits of pension schemes conducted by them, whether under the Local Government and Other Officers' Superannuation Act, 1922, or local Acts. In general, the rate of pension in these cases would not be fixed, but would vary with amount of service, final salaries and possibly other factors; contributions would be payable by the teachers.

Photo of Mr Robert Young Mr Robert Young , Newton

Is this a matter entirely for the local education authorities, or have the Minister and his Department power to advise the granting of such a pension?

Mr. STANLEY:

It is a matter entirely for the local authorities.

Photo of Mr William Leach Mr William Leach , Bradford Central

If a local authority has had a member of its permanent staff transferred for any reason to the supplementary list, can the authority escape its superannuation obligations?

Mr. STANLEY:

Perhaps the hon. Member will put that question on the Paper.