HC Deb 07 December 1927 vol 211 c1390W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the fact that there is a general desire amongst agriculturists to have a separate Health Insurance scheme for the industry; and, if so, will he consider the matter?


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.