§ 35. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Labour if he can furnish an estimate of the number of persons insured against unemployment on 31st March, 1926; and how many additional persons would be so insured if the scope of unemployment insurance were made the same as that of health insurance?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
There were approximately 11,690,000 insured persons under the Unemployment Insurance Scheme on 31st March last. The second part of the question appears to be equivalent to asking how many persons are insured under the Health Insurance Scheme, and I suggest, therefore, that it should be addressed to the Ministry of Health.