Social Insurance and Allied Services (Committee).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 3rd March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Reginald Clarry Sir Reginald Clarry , Newport (Monmouthshire/Gwent)

asked the Prime Minister whether he will define the duties and scope of the Inter-Departmental Committee for Insurance and Social Service, operating from the office of the War Cabinet?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

As stated by my right hon. Friend the Member for Wakefield (Mr. Greenwood) on 10th June, 1941, when announcing the setting up of the Interdepartmental Committee under the chairmanship of Sir William Beveridge, their duty is to make a comprehensive survey of existing schemes of social insurance and allied services, taking into account representations received from responsible organisations and persons concerned with the problems involved.

Photo of Sir Reginald Clarry Sir Reginald Clarry , Newport (Monmouthshire/Gwent)

Would my right hon. Friend agree that this is one of the essentials for pursuing the National War Effort?