§ Sir K. WOOD
The answer to the first question is in the negative. As regards the second, I may remind the hon. Member that under the present general scheme of National Health Insurance it is open to persons employed in agriculture to form approved societies of their own and thus secure to themselves the full advantage of the contributions payable by and in respect of them. A number of such special agricultural and rural societies have in fact been formed and are administering the scheme with favourable results to their members.