§ Q3. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Prime Minister if he will now take steps to merge the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance with the Ministry of Health and the National Assistance Board.
§ The Prime Minister
I do not think it would be appropriate to merge the Ministry of Health with any other Department. For the rest, I would ask my hon. Friend to await the statement which my 1485 right hon. Friend the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance hopes to make before the end of the Session explaining our proposals to create a Ministry of Social Security and to replace National Assistance.