Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the Insurance Commissioners, when it is proposed, in accordance with a statement recently issued by the Insurance Commissioners, to ask Parliament to vote a sum of money in the current financial year to assist insured persons in the payment of their penalty arrears which are due to genuine unemployment; if it is proposed to entrust to approved societies the distribution of any such Grants, the selection of the cases to be assisted resting with the societies themselves; and if any guidance will be given to the societies as to the grounds on which such cases should be chosen?
I would refer the hon. Member to the note appended to the Supplementary Estimate, in which provision is made for a Grant for this purpose. A full statement will be issued for the guidance of approved societies immediately.