HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 c1712W

asked the Chancellor whether, in view of the promised legislation for compulsory insurance against sickness and invalidity, and the importance of the German experience and statistics, he will publish as a Parliamentary Return a translation of the Entwurf of the Reichsversicherungsordnung?


I fear this would be a very laborious, and consequently a lengthy and expensive undertaking. Moreover, I understand that much of the Bill has already been discussed and modified by a Committee of the Reichstag, so that the text of the Bill is becoming obsolete. In the circumstances, the preparation of a translation would hardly be justifiable.


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is proposed to work the invalidity insurance scheme through an insurance office; and whether, if it is decided to administer the scheme through insurance offices, he will see that no one office is given a monopoly?


Full particulars of the Government's proposals will be given to the House as soon as the Bill is ready to be introduced.