Oral Answers to Questions — Industrial Assurance.

– in the House of Commons on 25th June 1935.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson , Hitchin


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether and, if so, when legislation will be introduced to give effect to some or all of the unanimous recommendations of the Departmental Committee's Report of 1933 on industrial assurance?


I am not in a, position to add to the answer I gave on 28th February last to a question by the hon. Member for South Shields (Mr. H. Johnstone).

Photo of Miss Eleanor Rathbone Miss Eleanor Rathbone , Combined English Universities

Will the right hon. Gentleman tell us when we may know whether this matter is going to be dealt with; and whether the long delay in dealing with it is because the Government have disagreed with the findings of the Committee or is afraid to tackle the vested interests responsible for the gross abuses which the Committee reveal?


Perhaps, if the hon. Lady would look at the answer to which I have referred, she would find it unnecessary to suggest these sinister motives.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

May we take it that it is not the intention of the Government to implement the recommendations of that Committee?


No, Sir, that is not the reply in the answer to which I have referred.