HC Deb 11 August 1919 vol 119 cc876-7

asked the Prime Minister if it is proposed to extend the scheme of unemployment insurance to all persons who are insured under the National Health Insurance Acts; and, if so. whether the changes contemplated involve the disappearance of separate cards for health and unemployment insurance contributions, and the extension of the work of approved societies to unemployment insurance administration?


I have been asked to reply to this question. In accordance with the recommendation of the National Industrial Conference, the Government are considering an extended scheme of unemployment insurance. The matter is not yet ripe for the announcement of details, but I may mention that the question of a joint book and stamp for both health and unemployment insurance contributions is under consideration. It is not proposed to extend the work of approved societies to unemployment insurance.