§ Sir R. Young
asked the Minister of Health the number of women who have entered insurance, because of war conditions, between the ages of 60 and 65 and therefore not entitled to a pension at 65 and not entitled to sick benefit at and after 65; and if he can arrange for employers of such women to continue full contributions to enable them to draw sick pay when medically unable to follow their employment.
§ Mr. Willink
I regret that the information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available. As regards the second part, the whole future of Health Insurance is now under consideration in connection with the Government's social insurance proposals, and I cannot undertake to introduce amending legislation in advance of the wider scheme.