HC Deb 19 November 1918 vol 110 cc3358-9W
Major HUNT

asked the Minister of National Service whether complaints have been received by insurance agents who refuse to adopt the block system; and whether, seeing that this block system is a form of sweated labour, what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


I have been asked to reply-to this question. I am not aware that complaints of the nature referred to by by the hon. Member have been received. The matter would appear to be one, in the first place, for consideration by the agents in the companies they represent.


asked the Prime Minister if the Government propose to take any steps to provide a remedy for the growing unrest amongst insurance agents; if he is aware that the insurance agents are the only body of workers who are existing on pre-war wages without any war bonus; is he aware of the profits derived by insurance companies out of lapsed policies during the last five years; and will he take steps to prevent similar trading in War Bonds?


I have been asked to reply to this question. I am not in a position to add to the replies which have already been given on this subject.