HC Deb 17 December 1912 vol 45 cc1281-2
39. Mr. BRACE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the advisory committee in Wales has only been called together in Cardiff on one occasion; if he is aware that dissatisfaction exists amongst many members of the same as to the issue of various Regulations by the Commissioners of great importance without first calling the committee together; and will he say on how many occasions other advisory committees have met?


The advisory committee to the Welsh Insurance Commissioners has only met in Cardiff on one occasion, but the full Welsh advisory committee has sat jointly with the advisory committee of the National Health Insurance Joint Committee in London on four occasions, and sections of the Welsh advisory committee with the joint advisory committee on other occasions; and, in addition, members have been consulted from time to time by correspondence. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. There have been six meetings of the separate national committees. The full advisory committee to the joint committee has met on five occasions; the two largest sections of it (medical and insured persons' representatives) have also met on six occasions; and smaller sec- tions on eight occasions—making a total of nineteen meetings, at twelve of which the whole or part of the representatives of other advisory committees have been present in addition. The members of the committees have also been consulted by correspondence.