HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 c1510W
Major Symonds

asked the Minister of National Insurance if transfers under the National Health Insurance Acts between approved societies, which were suspended as a wartime measure, can now be resumed.

Mr. Griffiths

The restoration of the right to make these transfers would throw a considerable amount of additional work on the staffs of the approved societies and my Department, and I regret, therefore, that I cannot see my way to propose the legislation which would be necessary in order to remove the suspension of this right by Section 13 of the National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1939, during the period of the present emergency.