20. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he has now received a report from the National Insurance Advisory Committee on the subjects he has referred to it; and when he intends to make an announcement with regard to an increase in the earnings rule.
§ Mr. Peake
I have received a report from the National Insurance Advisory Committee on one of the questions referred to them and I am publishing this very shortly. For the rest, I cannot add anything to the answers given to my hon. Friend on 31st January and the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras, South (Mrs. L. Jeger) on 7th February last.
Could my right hon. Friend be a little bit more forthcoming and indicate which subject he has received a report on; and if he has received the report which he has stated, can we know when we are going to have a decision, in view of the pressure which has been exercised by his own party for action in connection with these two matters?
Is my right hon. Friend aware that that subject is not included in my Question, and can he give an answer on the two points which I made instead of dodging the issue?