§ MR. HOWARD VINCENT
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when a Bill will be introduced to deal with some at least of the recommendations of the Select Committee on National Provident Insurance which reported in 1887, and on Friendly Societies which reported in 1889, with a view to the advancement of their great work?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
My hon. and gallant Friend must be aware that one of the chief recommendations of the Select Committee which reported in 1887 as to the payment of a contribution towards a superannuation fund by persons in the Public Service has already been given effect to by the Police Act, 1890, and the Police (Scotland) Act, 1890, under which Statutes rateable deductions from pay are carried to the Police Pension Fund. The Committee reported, however, that they—Were disposed to wait for the further development of public opinion… before advising the adoption of a general obligatory system of superannuated pay.With regard to the Report of the Select Committee on Friendly Societies, delivered in 1889, a Bill is in preparation, and I hope will shortly be circulated, carrying into effect some of the Committee's recommendations affecting Collecting Societies and Industrial Assurance Companies.