§ Mr. LUNN
(by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the long continued stoppage in the mining industry and the general state of trade, he will extend the period for the payment of arrears of contributions under the National Health Insurance Act from 30th November to 31st December or some later date?
§ Sir K. WOOD
In view of the coal dispute and consequent unemployment in various trades, my right hon. Friend has already decided that arrears may be accepted up to 31st January, 1927, in cases where a society is satisfied that the delay in discharging arrears is due to 1009 financial difficulty arising out of the industrial situation. This decision is being conveyed to all approved societies.