§ Mr. HORNER
asked (1) whether the right hon. Gentleman can state the numbers, separately, for England, Scotland and Ireland of the total number of men and of women estimated by the actuaries (White Paper, Cd. 5,681, page 20) as liable to compulsory contribution at the initiation of the scheme of national insurance, either as members of approved societies or as deposit contributors; (2) whether he can state the numbers, separately, for England, Scotland and Ireland of the total number of compulsory contributors, members of approved societies, which the actuaries estimated (White Paper, Cd. 5,681, page 21) as the probable increase hereafter of the various classes of contributors at the commencement of each fifth year; and (3) whether he can state the approximate total amount of contributions under Clause 3 of the National Insurance Bill estimated to come for the first year from insured persons in England, Scotland and Ireland, respectively; employers in England, Scotland and Ireland, respectively; and the approximate total contributions by the Treasury to England, Scotland and Ireland, respectively?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The actuaries' calculations were not worked out separately for the three kingdoms, and consequently to furnish the information asked for would involve a somewhat lengthy further analysis of their figures. My right hon. Friend is considering, however, whether it will be practicable to supply it to the House.