Oral Answers to Questions — Social Insurance (Beveridge Committee's Report)

– in the House of Commons on 14th October 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Paymaster-General whether the final report of the Beveridge Committee on the Social Services has now been received; and when it will be published?

Photo of Sir William Jowitt Sir William Jowitt , Ashton-under-Lyne

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on 7th October to my hon. Friend the Member for Wednesbury (Mr. Banfield).

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Can my right hon. and learned Friend give an assurance that this Report is not being held up out of consideration for vested interests?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

May I ask whether the Report from the Beveridge Committee will be in the hands of the Government and considered before the new Session, so that it might be dealt with in the King's Speech, in order to ascertain whether the Government propose to implement their promise in connection with old age pensions?

Photo of Sir William Jowitt Sir William Jowitt , Ashton-under-Lyne

I have said that I anticipate that the Report will be received in a few weeks' time. As soon as it is received it will be published.