HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 c1699

asked if the proposed Committee on industrial insurance will include in its terms of reference the conditions of service of all grades of the outdoor staffs of life insurance offices?


The terms of reference to the Committee to be set up to inquire into the question of industrial assurance are under consideration. I am, therefore, unable to state at present whether the matter referred to by the hon. Member will come within the scope of the inquiry.

Lieutenant-Colonel W. GUINNESS

Can the hon. Gentleman say what prospect there is of this Committee being appointed, and whether steps can be taken to ensure that when the evidence, which is of great public interest, is taken, it will be heard in public?


We are very anxious to appoint the Committee as soon as possible. I am afraid I cannot answer about taking the evidence in public without consultation with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.