HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 cc2066-7
69. Mr. PETO

asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, whether his attention has been called to the case of the United National Patriots' Society, who at their last meeting decided to discontinue sick pay to all their members who had reached the age of seventy, thus depriving very old members of benefits for which they have been subscribing in some cases for periods of upwards of forty years; and whether the Insurance Commissioners will withdraw their approval of any society that breaks its contract with old members in order to arrive at solvency and attract new members?

Mr. CHARLES ROBERTS (Comptroller of the Household)

I fear that I can add nothing to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on the 8th instant.


In view of the answer which has been given, and in view of the urgency of this matter, I beg to give notice that I will raise this question on the Motion for the Adjournment to-night.