HC Deb 03 July 1911 vol 27 cc801-2

asked if the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been drawn to the annual address of the president of the Institute of Actuaries; and whether the responsibility is to be placed upon the actuaries who advised the Government in this matter for the scheme of the National Insurance Bill?


My attention has been called to the address referred to by my hon. Friend. I should have thought that it would hardly be necessary to say that the sole responsibility for the National Insurance Scheme rests with the Government, and that the actuaries have merely assisted by forecasting, so far as is practicable, those consequences, financial and other, of the various proposals made by the Government upon which their professional qualifications enable them to pronounce.