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Teachers Superannuation (War Service)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Education if she will take steps to amend the Teachers Superannuation Rules, 1926, so as to enable persons who were teachers in 1914, and who intended to pursue a teaching career and subsequently fulfilled that intention, to count their years of war service as recognised service for pension purposes.

No. War service by a teacher during the 1914–18 war can be treated as pensionable service under the Teachers (Superannuation) Acts if the teacher was recognised at the time as a certified teacher, or was employed in pensionable service immediately before beginning his war service. The broad purpose of this provision of the rules is to continue the pension rights which a teacher enjoyed when he entered on war service.