32. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will direct the attention of the National Insurance Advisory Committee, for its consideration, to the fact that, without any additional national expenditure, contributions to the Insurance Fund, in all groups, could be reduced substantially by a redeployment of financial resources connected with insurance contributions.
Having given an undertaking that the rate of contribution in the lower income groups would be examined by the National Insurance Advisory Committee, would not my hon. Friend agree that it would be a good thing if it were examined over a wide field? Will he ask for the co-operation of the Treasury in finding the money so that a substantial reduction may be brought about without adding to our national commitments?