The questions raised by my hon. Friend will be among the problems to be considered by the Committee which my right hon. Friend the Minister without Portfolio has appointed to undertake, as part of post-war planning, a comprehensive survey of all existing schemes of social insurance and assistance.
I should not like to give a pledge of that kind. This is only one of a very large number of questions now being considered, in the light of the needs which will have to be met after the war.