§ Mr. E. Smith
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the urgent need to increase the benefits paid through the National Health Insurance, in particular, sick, maternity and disablement benefits; and when action is to be taken and the approximate increase in benefits that will be made?318W
Mr. M. MacDonald
The hon. Member will recall that I explained in the course of the Debate in this House on 17th October last why consideration of this problem had necessarily been suspended for the time being. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I now have this question again under urgent and sympathetic examination.