§ Mr. ROSE
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the bonus recently granted to medical panel practitioners for their work on national health insurance, to meet the extra cost of Jiving and the decreased value of their remuneration, it is proposed to grant a similar bonus to approved society officials?
§ Major ASTOR
Representations have been made to the Insurance Commissioners with a view to an increase of the amount allowed to approved societies to meet the cost of administration. An examination of the accounts of approved societies, however, shows that the great majority of societies have a surplus on their administration account, and in all such cases it is open to the societies, if they think fit, to grant an extra allowance to their officials to meet the special conditions referred to by the hon. Member.