§ Mr. FREDERICK WHYTE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he could supply information regarding the comprehensive measure of social insurance introduced into the Reichsrath by the Austrian Government in November, 1908?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The Bill referred to proposes to amend and extend the existing laws as to insurance against sickness and accidents and to introduce a general scheme of obligatory old age and invalidity insurance on a contributory basis. I understand that the measure is still under the consideration of the Austrian Parlia- 870 ment. I shall be happy to afford my hon. Friend facilities for the inspection of the text of the Bill, which forms a very voluminous document.