HC Deb 17 January 1924 vol 169 cc283-4W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is prepared to advise the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the possibility of consolidating, correlating, and amending the existing schemes of national insurance against unemployment and sickness and the relation thereto of poor relief and old age pensions and the provision of pensions for widows and dependent children?


The Government have arranged for a preliminary examination of the whole problem by the Departments concerned, and it will be possible to decide in the light of the result of that examination what further action, whether by the appointment of a Royal Commission or otherwise, may be advisable.