HC Deb 01 June 1921 vol 142 c1074W

asked the Minister of Health what number of persons insured under the National Health Insurance Act pay their contributions direct to the Government; and what profit has the Government made out of the contributions of such persons during the last five years?


I understand the hon. Member's question to refer to insured persons who are not members of any approved society. Such persons' contributions are paid into, and their benefits paid out of, the Deposit Contribution Fund and the Navy and Army Insurance Fund, each of which is administered by a Government Department. The number of deposit contributors at 31st December, 1920, was 350,100, and the number of members of the Navy and Army Insurance Fund during the year 1920 varied from 270,000 to 350,000. No profit is made by the Government out of the contributions of such persons.

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