§ Sir W. Jowitt
I presume the Question relates to the scheme outlined in the White Paper on Social Insurance, Part I (Cmd. 6550). I do not feel justified in asking the Government Actuary to undertake the calculations necessary for a close estimate, but I am advised that this extra contribution might be in the neighbourhood of 2d. a week, together with a substantial increase in the cost to the Exchequer. I ought to point out also that a proposal to impose a contribution for this purpose on all insured persons would scarcely be consistent with the principles on which the scheme proposes to distribute the contribution charge.