HC Deb 09 July 1936 vol 314 c1382

(for Mr. JENKINS) asked the President of the Board of Education the number of children in the Monmouthshire elementary and secondary schools and the junior instruction centres, respectively, suffering from malnutrition?


As the answer contains a tabular statement of figures, I shall, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

small farmers are included in the scheme now being evolved by his statistical advisers for the extension of health insurance; and, if not, whether he will consider the desirability of instructing his expert advisers to take the position of these two classes into consideration?


I have been asked to reply. Small shopkeepers and small farmers will be eligible for admission to the voluntary scheme of pensions insurance which the Government has announced its intention of introducing. My right hon. Friend would, however, point out that, for the reasons given in his answer to a question by the hon. Member for Kingswinford (Mr. A. Henderson) on 19th March last, the new scheme will not extend to health insurance.