§ 28. Sir WALTER de FRECE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government has made any further inquiries into the possibility of adding a voluntary Section to the New Pensions Act; and, if so, with what result?
§ Mr. N. CHAMBERLAIN
I have been asked to reply. The Act already makes wide provision for voluntary insurance, extending, broadly speaking, to persons who have at any time been within the scope of compulsory health insurance for two years, or who served in His Majesty's Forces for a like period during the late War. When the Bill was in Committee I referred to the difficulties of allowing unrestricted voluntary insurance, and I regret that after further consideration of the matter I am not in a position to add to what I then said.