Teachers' Pensions

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Dugdale Mr John Dugdale , West Bromwich

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction felt by the teaching profession at the failure of the Government to raise the pensions of retired teachers to compensate them for the rise in prices; and will he now consider doing this?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

The general question of increasing teachers' pensions to compensate for the higher cost of living is part of a larger question affecting pensioners of all classes. I have nothing to add to what was said on this matter by my right hon. and gallant Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on the Motion for the Adjournment on 15th October last.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Is not the President himself taking this matter into consideration and making some representations on the subject?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

I always do my best to look after the interests of teachers.