§ MR. HENNIKER HEATON (Canterbury)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether a Departmental Committee has been sitting to inquire what steps, if any, should be taken to encourage the use of the present life insurance system of the Post Office; whether the 1029 Committee has considered the advisablity of appointing a specially trained man to manage the life insurance business, the desirability of severing the insurance business from the savings bank system of accounts, and the advantage of the payment of premiums by means of stamps; and will the Report of the Committee be presented to the House of Commons.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
Last year I appointed a Departmental Committee, of which Lord Farrer is Chairman, to consider, inter alia, "whether it is desirable that steps should be taken to encourage the use of the present life insurance system of the post office; and if so what steps." The Committee has not yet reported. Until their Report is presented to me I am unable to answer the other parts of the hon. Member's Question; which, however, I am forwarding to the Committee.