§ 35. Sir WILLIAM BULL
asked what was the number of Post Office contributors under the National Insurance Act on the 1st January of the present year; how 1179 many of them are of the male and how many of the female sex; how many are engaged in domestic service; whether any Post Office contributors have received sanatorium benefit; what arrangement has been made to supply this insured class with medical benefit when it becomes statutorily due; and what is the average amount standing to the credit of each Post Office contributor?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Masterman)
The number of deposit contributors on the date named was 480,000, including 320,000 men and 160,000 women. No distinction is made, or required, between persons engaged in domestic employment and those in other forms of employment. The answer to the fourth part of the question is in the affirmative. The arrangements made with doctors in each district include provision for deposit contributors without distinction between them and members of approved societies. I am afraid I cannot give the information asked for in the last part of the question, as it is not required for any administrative purpose and would involve a calculation based upon 480,000 separate accounts.