HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 cc22-3
41. Mr. NEWMAN

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can now state the total number of leaflets, pamphlets, and memoranda issued by the National Insurance Commission, explanatory of provisions and regulations of the National Insurance Act and their estimated cost, exclusive of distribution and postage, between the date of the Act receiving the Royal Assent and the date of the Act coming into operation?


asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the number of the separate leaflets, pamphlets, and papers distributed by the National Health Insurance Commissioners; what, approximately, is their aggregate number; and what has been the cost of printing and circulating them?


I beg to refer the hon. Members to the replies I have already given to the hon. Member for Enfield on the 9th May and 13th June. The information asked for would of course involve intricate calculations not only by the Commissions but also by the Post Office, and by the Stationery Office who have arranged for the supplies of leaflets at a cost of a little over £200 a million. When the contracts and issues of leaflets are completed, I propose to issue a statement on the matter.