HC Deb 06 August 1912 vol 41 cc2918-9

asked whether the chairman of the joint committee of Insurance Commissioners is present at meetings of the English Insurance Commission; and, if so, in what capacity he attends?


The Chairman of the National Health Insurance Joint Committee does not attend meetings of the English Commission except upon the invitation of that Commission.


asked how decisions of the joint committee, the advisory committee, and the several National Insurance Commissions are arrived at; and whether the chairman of each body, respectively, has a casting vote?


The Treasury Regulations governing the constitution of the joint committee provide that in the event of a vote being taken on any matter, the Chairman (or in his absence the vice-chairman), shall if the voting is equal have a casting vote. The advisory committee has no administrative powers, and does not proceed by resolution. The procedure of the several Commissions is governed by their own standing orders. The decisions of the joint committee, and of the several Commissions are almost invariably the result of general agreement after discussion.

44. Sir J. D. REES

asked whether the office of assistant secretary to the Welsh Insurance Commissioners is now vacant; whether a gentleman, previously employed at a salary of 30s. a week, has been appointed temporarily to fill the post and to supervise the work of experienced Civil servants drawing from £500 to £700 a year; and whether it is intended to convert this temporary into a permanent appointment?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative and to the second in the negative. The last two parts do not therefore arise.