§ 40. Mr. STEPHEN
asked the Minister of Health whether it is intended to continue the Prolongation of Insurance Act after the present year; and, if not, What steps he proposes to take to safeguard the National Health Insurance benefits of the unemployed who will be deprived of such benefits after the end of the present year if the Act is not extended?
My right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to add anything to the reply which he gave to the hon. Member for Southampton on the 17th instant on the same subject.
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Will the hon. Member give an assurance that a statement will be made before the termination of the Session, in view of the importance of the matter?