HC Deb 18 February 1920 vol 125 cc933-4W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that an ex-service man, Mr. N. G. Mates, of Dublin, who was employed on work for the Royal Dublin Society and who was discharged a week before Christmas, has not yet received any out-of-work donation, although he registered his claim immediately upon discharge; and whether he will have inquiries made into this case?


I have caused enquiry to be made into this case and will report the result to the hon. Member. It would facilitate the enquiry if I could be furnished with Mr. Mates' private address, the name of the local office of the Minister of Labour at which he made his claim, and the date of the application.


As regards the first part of the question, the only figures at present available are those of receipts and payments of the National Health Insurance Funds, a summary of which I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT. As regards the second and third parts of the question, the revision of health insurance contributions and benefits has been under consideration for some time, and I hope to be in a position to introduce a Bill to amend the existing provisions at an early date.

The following are the figures referred to