HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 cc2078-9W
Mr. Logan

asked the Minister of National Insurance (1) in view of the anxiety cause to thousands of workers engaged in national health approved societies, through the proposed change, what arrangements he has entered into, to deal with the workers' financial position; and, in regard to returning Service members and their jobs with approved societies, will he assume as an obligation that they will be re-instated under the scheme;

(2) if it is the intention of the Government to take over all staffs of approved societies, including clerical and collecting employees of assurance societies; are all to be included in the new National Insurance Service scheme; is it proposed to give Civil Service status to those brought in and compensation for loss of office to those who are not required.

Sir W. Jowitt

I cannot at present add to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the end of the Debate on 3rd November, when he indicated that the Govern- ment intend to do their best to see that employment is provided for the full time officers of approved societies in connection with the new scheme, so far as they are qualified; and as regards those who are displaced by the scheme to consider sympathetically the question of compensation. This statement applied to members of the staff of approved societies who are serving in the Forces as well as those who have remained in their civilian employment.

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