§ 33. Mr. HICKS BEACH
asked whether any of the Insurance Commissioners have addressed any communication to him or to the Cabinet stating that everything is in readiness in their office for the National Insurance Act to come into operation immediately, or whether they have expressed any intimation to the effect that, unless the operation of the Act is postponed for some months, they must not be held responsible for the confusion that will consequently ensue?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The hon. Member must surely be aware that it would be wholly contrary to established adminis- 215 trative practice to publish communications passing between the permanent staff of a Department and its political Chief.