§ Mr. STANTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received an application from the Prudential Assurance Company and its staff for a State subsidy to meet excess War claims and to thus enable the business to pay an adequate living wage; whether he accepts the findings of the War Bonus Inquiry that the war burdens imposed upon the business have prejudiced their ability to pay; is he aware that the Prudential employés have not received any War bonus and that the failure to meet their demands will leave them no alternative but to organise for a general strike, which will not only affect the policy-holders but dislocate the administration of the National Health Insurance Act?
§ Mr. WARDLE
The answer to the first part of this question is in the negative. The inquiries contained in the remainder of the question should be addressed to the Minister of Labour.