§ SIR JOHN TUKE (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)
To ask the Prime Minister if he will cause to be prepared and laid upon the Table as a Parliamentary Paper a memoranudm giving full particulars of the system in operation in the German Empire in regard to old-age pensions.
(Answered by Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman.) The main features or the German old-age pension system will be found fully described in the Board of Trade Paper, C. 9414, of 1899 (Provision for old age by Government action in certain European countries). The issue of a further memorandum on the subject would therefore, I think, be superfluous, as, although there have been some modifications in the German law since the Paper was issued in 1899, they do not affect its main principles.