§ 31. Mr. GLYN-JONES
asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, what amount of the annual Parliamentary Grant authorised by the National Insurance Act, 1913, Section 31. Sub-section (1), has been disbursed to insurance committees in each of the years 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, and 1917, respectively?
§ Mr. PRATT (Lord of the Treasury)
The National Insurance Act, 1913, came into operation on the 1st September, 1913, and the Grant in question only became payable from that date. The amounts disbursed by the Commissioners to the insurance committees in the United Kingdom are as follows:
|For the period from 1st September, 1913, to 31st|
|For the year 1915||…||3,294||13||4|
|For the year 1916||…||3,990||0||0|
|For the year 1917||…||3,691||0||0|
§ 32. Mr. GLYN-JONES
asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, whether, before approving schemes under Section 31, Sub-section (1), of the National Insurance Act, 1913, as to 888 the payment to members of insurance committees of compensation for loss of remunerative time in attending meetings of insurance committees, the Insurance Commissioners require such schemes to contain a provision limiting such payments to cases where a member, by reason of attendance at meetings, necessarily suffers an actual loss of wages or salary; and, if so, upon what ground the Insurance Commissioners' requirement is based?