HC Deb 30 May 1935 vol 302 cc1286-7
19 and 20. Sir W. JENKINS

asked the Minister of Health (1) what is the annual instalment of repayment of the Goschen loan for each authority separately; and what it means to them in rate poundage per annum;

(2) what is the total amount of the outstanding Goschen loans with all the authorities in England and Wales, giving the amounts outstanding with each authority?


As the answer contains a number of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

takes effect to the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, such increase will be divided, one half to be paid by employers and one half by the contributors?


I would refer the hon. Member to Clause 19 of the National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill, and to paragraph 22 of the Explanatory Memorandum (Cmd. 4905), which show how it is proposed to deal with this matter.


Cannot the Minister say just what will be done rather than give an answer like that; will he tell us what steps he proposes to take in order that employers and employed may know that this increase of contributions takes place after the 31st December?


The hon. Member will find another question down on the Order Paper.