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Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average length of service for women and men teachers, respectively.

The average length of service for teachers retiring on age grounds in recent years has been about 29 years for women and 33 years for men. Corresponding figures for retirement on ill-health grounds, when benefits are calculated on an enhanced length of service, are not readily available.