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Teachers' Pensions

Volume 237: debated on Thursday 3 April 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Education why teachers who undertook, at the request of the Government, the training of disabled ex-service men from 1920 to 1921 under the Ministry of Labour have had those two years deducted from their period of service under the superannuation scheme?

Under the Teachers (Superannuation) Acts pensionable service since 1919 is limited to service rendered in schools aided by grant from the Board of Education, and accordingly the service, to which the hon. Members refers, cannot be treated as ranking for pension, unless the training in question formed part of the work of a grant-aided school.

Is it not most unfair that men who gave their services to help the State should be deprived of superannuation which they would otherwise have had if they had remained at their ordinary work?