Industrial Insurance.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 1st March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Wilfred Sugden Sir Wilfred Sugden , Royton

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asked the Minister of Health if full opportunities have been given to the agents' unions in respect of consultation as to the proposed legislation on industrial insurance; and if he will choose the chief executive officials to operate the same from amongst experienced insurance companies conditionally that such service is supplied without cost to the Ministry of Health?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. I received recently a deputation on which the agents' unions were represented, and I am at all times ready to consider any representations they may put before me. The second part of the question seems to be based upon a misconception of the legislation proposed. I do not understand what functions the hon. Member thinks could be assigned to the officials referred to.

Photo of Sir Wilfred Sugden Sir Wilfred Sugden , Royton

I will give the right hon. Gentleman details.