56. Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)
asked the Prime Minister if it was with his sanction that the Chancellor of the Exchequer made an announcement on the eve of the Midlothian Election indicating that the 513 Government intended to amend the National Insurance Act; and when the necessary legislation to fulfil this pledge will be given?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)
The statement made by my right,hon. Friend that if experience proved that the Insurance Act needed amendment it would be amended, had my entire approval. Should experience show that amendment is required in any direction the necessary legislation will be undertaken.
Mr. FRED HALL
May I ask whether he was satisfied with the result of Midlothian after that statement?