HC Deb 19 June 1911 vol 27 cc23-4

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the restriction of the National Insurance Bill to societies of 10,000 members would cut out such an institution as the Railway Guards' Universal Friendly Society; and, if so, whether he could see his way to reduce such number to 2,000?


I anticipate that difficulties of the character referred to by the hon. Member can be surmounted by means of federation or affiliation; but I have already stated that I am prepared to consider any suggestions which may be put forward as to numbers.