HC Deb 04 April 1917 vol 92 c1296

asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, whether he will take immediate steps to see that not only is adequate representation given on the proposed new Advisory Committee to all sections affected by the National Insurance Act, but the suggested preponderance of approved society members shall be considerably diminished?

The COMPTROLLER of the HOUSEHOLD (Sir Edwin Cornwall)

I find that there is considerable divergence of view as to what is an adequate representation on the smaller Advisory Committee set up under Section 58 of the National Insurance Act, 1911, but my hon. Friend may rest assured that all considerations are being borne in mind.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a promise was given that further representation would be given on this Committee?


I am not aware of any promise given for further representation. I am considering representations made by the doctors, but the object in setting up this smaller Committee was to reduce the number from 168 to about 30, and my hon. Friend will quite understand the difficulties of a Minister who attempts that task.

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