§ 7. Mr. FREDERICK WHYTE
asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the Insurance Commissioners, whether he will expedite the decision of the Insurance Commissioners on the question of an increased grant for administration for the smaller insurance committees so that such committees may know before Whitsuntide what their prospects are?
§ 87. Sir JOHN JARDINE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the inadequacy of the incomes available to sundry insurance committees of counties and burghs in Scotland has been brought to his notice, and in particular the inadequacy of the available income, about £41:3, of the county of Roxburgh Insurance Committee to meet an actual administrative expenditure in 1913 of £564 2s. 5d. 10 and an estimated expenditure in 1914 of £662; and whether he will consider the expediency of increasing the income of that committee by any means in his power?
My right hon. Friend has received a deputation at which the position of the insurance committees referred to was fully explained to him. A decision as to the steps to be taken to deal with the matter will be made as soon as possible.