§ 63. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of protests he has received from the various health and national insurance societies against the Economy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?
§ Mr. McNEILL
Including duplicate copies from different branches of various societies, my right hon. Friend has received some 200 communications criticising the Bill. Many of these are copies of communications sent to the Ministry of Health or other Departments. In answer to the last part of the question, my right hon. Friend believes that it will be seen when the Act is in operation that the opposition to it was founded on misapprehension as to its effect.