§ 36. Mr. STANIER
asked if the Insurance Commissioners are yet in a position to arrange for half-yearly cards to be 867 given to those who wish to have them; and if there are any grave reasons why they cannot arrange this, seeing that this is advocated by some friendly societies?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The subject of a six months' card has been under careful consideration, and is very strongly pressed by representatives of approved societies. It would involve an alteration in the Arrears Section of the Act which makes the rate of sickness benefit dependent upon average arrears since entry into insurance. The subject would be appropriate for discussion on the Insurance Act Amendment Bill.