HC Deb 27 March 1913 vol 50 c1848W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been directed to the facts that the sum allocated to the approved societies under the National Insurance Act for the purpose of meeting the expenses of administration, etc., is being expended by certain approved societies on the provision of additional benefits in stead of in providing adequate salaries for their agents; and whether the Insurance Commissioners can take steps to put an end to this practice, which involves injustice to the insurance agents?


With regard to the remuneration of agents for work done in connection with the National Insurance Act I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave yesterday to my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh (East). I may add that no society can provide additional benefits out of funds accruing under the Act, except after a surplus has been disclosed on valuation.