§ Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked the Minister of Health if it has now been 918W decided to increase the administration allowance made to approved societies by 1s. per member per annum?
§ Dr. ADDISON
There is actuarially no margin on the present health insurance contributions which would allow of the al-ministration allowance being increased so long as the contributions remain at their present figure. The question of increasing the scale of sickness and disablement benefits with a corresponding increase in the contributions which would allow of some increase in the allowance for administration, is still under consideration, and I am not at present in a position to give any definite undertaking.