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Orders of the Day — National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill.: Clause 1. — (Amendment of s. 3 of Insurance Act with respect to free insurance period and extended insurance period.) (15 Jul 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: I should like to say one word of commendation as one of those who spoke on this point in Committee and urged the Minister to reconsider his decision. It is with very great satisfaction that we learn that he has conceded the point. I hope, whether it appears on the hoardings or not, no party will seek to make capital out of the concession. It is a thing that will give very great satisfaction...

Orders of the Day — National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill.: Clause 1. — (Amendment of s. 3 of Insurance Act with respect to free insurance period and extended insurance period.) (8 Jul 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: I do not wish to press the Minister unduly, but this is a serious issue, and I think it is desirable that the Committee should have further information. I approach this question not only from the standpoint of the Member of this Committee considering this Bill but also from the standpoint of one who is interested in a large approved society. I ask the Minister whether he will not give this...

Orders of the Day — National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill. (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: Is there not some distinction between "consecutive" and "continuous"? "Continuous" will apply to the whole period of insurance, but "consecutive" may not necessarily mean for 10 years.

Orders of the Day — National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill. (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: At the end of 1934–35 when the cash benefits cease?

Orders of the Day — National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill. (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: I always listen with the greatest attention to the speeches of the hon. Member for Gorbals (Mr. Buchanan), and I think that possibly, after reflection, when he gets home and has had a night's rest, he will rather regret what he has said; for after all his criticisms and his belief that this is a poor contribution, I personally think it is one of the finest contributions to one of the great...

Orders of the Day — National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill. (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: But under this Bill his benefit is made permanent. It is true that in the extended year you do not give cash benefit. When a man is out of work, as I read it, if he can prove unemployment, he will be maintained in medical benefit to the end of his days if need be.

Orders of the Day — National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill. (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: I rise to give my unqualified support to the Bill, and I regret very much that the hon. Member for Govan (Mr. N. Maclean) did not, as I think, speak quite from his heart. If he had, he would have said: "This is one of the finest contributions we have had for many a day to the social ser vices of the country, and I will give it my whole-hearted support, and while I believe we can make it a...

Orders of the Day — National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill. (6 Jun 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: After what the present Government have produced in this Bill, I am sure that every one of us would willingly have played a part in the Cabinet. When the word "continuously" is used, I take the interpretation of it that the hon. Member for Gorbals has taken; that is to say, that a man may have entered insurance when he was 20 or 30 years of age, and when he was 50 he may have gone out of...

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (9 May 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: That is subject to the careful words used by the Minister at that time, and which implied after financial adjustments. When the Minister made that statement I had distinctly in mind that it related to the financial relations necessary to cover the local authorities.

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (9 May 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: Might I ask the hon. Member for a definition? What does he mean by "unemployed persons"? Does he imply the definition in the Act of 1934, or something wider?

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (9 May 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: Yes, but our discussion on the Bill is related to the provisions of the 1934 Act.

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (9 May 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: No; responsibility for the assistance of those able-bodied unemployed within the scope of Part II of the Act, which is really the point.

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (9 May 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: I think I could very well illustrate that. It has been said that the average of relief is 95 per cent. I should say that for many local authorities it is almost 100 per cent., and that that could be confirmed by statistics. I think to-day that the full 100 per cent. is being borne by local authorities.

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (9 May 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: The hon. Gentleman has made a direct challenge to me.

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (9 May 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: Distinct reference was made by the Minister to future legislation.

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (9 May 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: I think that the attack made on me by the hon. Member for Ebbw Vale (Mr. A. Bevan) merits some reply, and I must excuse myself for not replying to the previous speaker. I have been in this House now for many years, and I have been through many discussions on the relief of the able-bodied unemployed—but the Debate of April, 1933, has become something of an historic event. I had the fortune,...

Orders of the Day — UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (No. 2) BILL. (9 May 1935)

Mr Luke Thompson: That seems to be the same thing and surely the statement about three-fifths is not fair. It must be borne in mind that under the 1929 Act the weightage accorded to unemployment was reviewed three years afterwards and in that second review, as was clearly stated by the Minister, the burden is being carried now by the State. It is also true that throughout the country—with very few exceptions...


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