HC Deb 08 December 1944 vol 406 cc902-3W
Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Committee set up about a year ago to inquire into and report upon possible measures of social insurance in Jamaica has yet completed its task; how many meetings it has held; and whether its Report has yet been presented.

Colonel Stanley

The Committee has not yet completed its task. It has so far held three meetings. A Sub-Committee, set up to examine a scheme for old age pensions, is expected to report in a few months, but the work of the full Committee was held up until certain statistics became available from the census, and its report cannot, therefore, be expected for some time.