HC Deb 17 April 1913 vol 51 c2110

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that William Butler, of Llanelly, an insured person and a member of the Prudential Approved Society, was unable to obtain the benefits of the National Insurance Act during a recent illness through failure on the part of the Prudential Society to provide him with a medical ticket after repeated applications; whether he is aware that the man is still without a medical ticket; and whether he will take steps to compel the Prudential Society to at once give Butler his card and to prevent similar occurrences in future?


I am informed by the society that the insured person was a deposit contributor who subsequently transferred to the society, and that the delay in providing him with a medical ticket was due to a misunderstanding on the part of the society's local representative who was under the impression that all the formalities in connection with the transfer of the insured person from the Post Office Fund to the society must be completed before the ticket could be issued. A medical ticket has now been supplied to the member, and the position has been made clear to the society's agent.


Will this person suffer any financial loss through the neglect of the society?


I cannot say. Perhaps the hon. Member will put down a further question.