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Teachers (Superannuation)

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish in the Official Report, in a convenient form and at a convenient recent date, the information available to him about the extent to which individual local education authorities are using their powers to enhance, at their own expense, the superannuation for teachers granted premature retirement in their area, distinguishing between teachers over 60 and those under 60, and also distinguishing between teachers retired in the interests of efficiency of the service and those made redundant.

Statistics have not hitherto been kept in the form requested. The Department had however recently requested local education authorities to provide information about enhancement awarded in cases of premature retirement of teachers since 1 April 1980. The information received is now being processed and I shall write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.