HC Deb 06 May 1912 vol 38 c178W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, seeing that Sir Charles Macara, the chairman of the Employers' Parliamentary Association, addressed to him on 8th February numerous questions with reference to the Insurance Act, dealing with points of importance to employers in Lancashire and elsewhere, and that no answer has been sent to these questions, he can see his way to give an answer to this body of employers from Lancashire and other parts of England?


I received a letter from Sir Charles Macara asking, many highly controversial questions and suggesting that I should answer them at a public meeting which I was addressing within two days of the receipt of his letter. This was obviously impossible, having regard to the shortness of notice and to the fact that I was dealing with other questions which I considered more important at the moment. Both before and since that time all the points raised by Sir Charles Macara's letter have been fully discussed in this House and elsewhere.