§ MR. CORRIE GRANT (Warwickshire, Rugby)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether any Order is to be issued for the purpose of rendering The Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act, 1896, applicable to officers transferred from the service of boards of guardians to local education authorities, 160 as contemplated by Rule 19, Schedule II. of The Education Act, 1902; and what is the position of any school attendance officer transferred to a county council in regard to his right to superannuation and his obligation to pay contributions from his salary pending the issue of any such Order.
(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) An Order on this subject is in preparation. An officer of the kind referred to holds office on the same terms and conditions as before the transfer, and if he was an officer of an authority to which The Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act, 1896, applies, and he made the annual contributions required to be made under that Act, its provisions will apply to him subject to any modifications to be made by the Order. Thus he will be entitled to superannuation, and the contributions from his salary should be made.