HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 c980W
Mr. Daggar

asked the Minister of Labour if he will now state the intentions of the Government regarding the position of the persons employed at the Royal Ordnance factories whose salaries or wages are in excess of £420 per annum, which debars them from entitlement to unemployment benefit, especially as the answer to a similar question on 24th February last year was that the matter was in abeyance until the publication of the Government's proposals about social insurance.

Mr. Bevin

As my hon. Friend is now aware, it is proposed, subject to the approval of Parliament in due course, that the new national insurance scheme shall cover all employed persons without limit of earnings.

Sir F. Sanderson

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he can give any indication when he expects the National Insurance Bill will be introduced.

Sir W. Jowitt

No, Sir.