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Teachers (Early Retirement)

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will publish in the Official Reporta list of local education authorities which have brought early retirement schemes for teachers into effect showing the numbers who have so far made use of the scheme.

Following are the local education authorities which, to the knowledge of my Department, have arranged or are in the process of arranging premature retirements of teachers resulting in payment of accrued superannuation benefits under the terms of the Teachers Superannuation (Amendment) Regulations 1978.Inner London Education AuthorityLondon Boroughs:BarnetCroydonEalingHaringeyHarrowHaveringHillingdonHounslowKingston upon ThamesRedbridgeRichmond-upon-ThamesAvonBedfordshireBerkshireBirminghamBoltonBradfordBuckinghamshire

Cheshire

Cleveland

Coventry

Cumbria

Derbyshire

Devon

Dorset

Dudley

Durham

East Sussex

Essex

Gloucestershire

Hampshire

Hereford and Worcestershire

Hertfordshire

Humberside

Kent

Lancashire

Leeds

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

Liverpool

Manchester

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

North Tyneside

North Yorkshire

Northamptonshire

Northumberland

Nottinghamshire

Oxfordshire

Rochdale

Rotherham

Salop

Sefton

Sheffield

Somerset

South Tyneside

Staffordshire

Trafford

West Sussex

Wirral

Wolverhampton

Clwyd

Dyfed

Gwent

Gwynedd

Mid-Glamorgan

West Glamorgan

Early retirements of teachers recorded by the Department's pensions branch are as follows:

1 April 1977 to 31 March 19783
1 April 1978 to 31 March 1979842
1 April 1979 to 20 October 19792,402
Total3,247

The Department has no information on the extent to which the employing authorities have enhanced, from their own funds, the accrued superannuation benefit of individual teachers.