§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received a copy of a resolution passed by a meeting of insurance agents within the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil protesting against assurance companies and collecting societies being allowed to form approved societies under the National Insurance Bill, unless there is provision made for compelling such companies and societies to observe trade union conditions as though they were contractors to whom the fair wages resolution would apply; and whether, between now and the Report stage of the Bill, he will consider whether he can insert a Clause to this effect?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
My right hon. Friend is unable to adopt the suggestion made by the hon. Member; the object that he seeks to attain hardly falls within the proper scope of an Insurance Bill.