§ 62. Mr. GREENE
asked how many members of the Territorial Force are insured persons; and what would be the cost to the State of exempting such persons and their employers, in respect of them, from all contributions under the National Insurance Act during their service in the force?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Harold Baker)
It is estimated very roughly that about 240,000 and 35,000 members of the Territorial Force are insured for health and unemployment respectively. The cost to the State of paying from public funds all contributions during service in the force instead of during training, would be roughly £400,000 a year.