asked the Minister of Health whether the fund raised by the application of 1d. annually in respect of each insured person is still applied by the Insurance Commissioners, under Section 16, Sub-section (2), of the National Insurance Act, for the purposes of research: and what sum out of moneys provided by Parliament was retained for these purposes during the year ending 5th April, 1922?2301W
Sir A. MOND
The provisions of the National Insurance Act referred to in the question were repealed by the Ministry of Health Act, 1919, wherein it was enacted that the duties or' research hitherto performed by the Medical Research Committee (under the direction of the National Health Insurance Joint Committee) should be carried on by or under the direction of a Committee of the Privy Council. Provision for this service is now made in the Estimates for Civil Services, Class IV, Vote 8, the sum voted by Parliament for the year ended 31st March, 1922, being £130,000.