HC Deb 06 July 1953 vol 517 cc837-8
8. Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will seek the advice and guidance of the friendly societies, insurance companies, trade unions and other bodies in connection with the quinquennial review required by the National Insurance Act; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peake

My hon. Friend can be assured that representative bodies will be given every opportunity of putting forward their views in connection with the forthcoming review of the National Insurance Scheme, but I cannot be more precise at present.

Mr. Gower

While thanking my right hon. Friend for his statement, may I ask whether, as this review will be of such tremendous importance, preliminary work is now being done on these lines?

Mr. Peake

Yes, Sir. Quite a lot of preliminary work is now being done in my Department on subjects directly connected with the review.