HC Deb 27 April 1948 vol 450 cc183-4
6. Mr. Vane

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he will arrange for contributions under the National Insurance Act, 1946, to be payable, if desired by the insured person, on the single premium principle, so simplifying administration.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of National Insurance (Mr. Steele)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on this subject to the hon. Member for Lonsdale (Sir I. Fraser) on 13th April last, a copy of which I am sending him.

Mr. Vane

Are we to understand that that reply was in the negative? If so, will the hon. Gentleman reconsider the matter? Surely this is a suitable field in which to apply the principle of "once for all."

Mr. Steele

The reply was in the negative, and if the hon. Member will read it, he will see the reasons for it.