§ Mr. RAMSAY MACDONALD
asked how the Scottish Office proposes to ascertain the views of all the teachers interested in the superannuation scheme which has been in existence since 1898, but which is now to be closed; and what the Department proposes to do regarding the protests against its present proposals which teachers are sending in?
§ Mr. URE
In accordance with the provisions of Sub-section (10) of Section 14 of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1908, the Scotch Education Department have made the draft superannuation scheme public, through the medium of school authorities and the Press, so that all teachers interested will have an opportunity of considering it and expressing their views. Due consideration will be given, in accordance with Sub-section (11), to representations received from teachers and others, but so far no protest from teachers has reached the Department.
§ Dr. CHAPPLE
asked, in view of the fact that the net cost to the Education (Scotland) Fund of the draft scheme of superannuation for teachers must ultimately be borne by school managers in the form of a reduced allocation under Section 17 (2) of The Education (Scotland) Act, 1908, in addition to the extra burdens recently imposed, what proportion the Treasury Grant may be expected to bear to the total cost 811 of the scheme or otherwise, and what slump contribution the Treasury may have in contemplation to make?
§ Mr. URE
The contribution by the Treasury under the conditions on which sanction was given to the proposals contained in Section 14 of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1908, will be the equivalent of the existing liability of the Exchequer under the terms of the Elementary School Teachers (Superannuation) Act, 1898. The precise amount (which will be an annual contribution), has not yet been determined.