§ Mr. Francis Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he will reconsider the case of Mr. Henry White, of 56, Orchard Road, Brentford, Middlesex, whose stamped National Health and Pensions contribution card for the year 254W 1946–47, was stolen with his wife's handbag, when she was taking it to the local agent of his Approved Society, in view of the fact that his employers are prepared to prove that the full contributions had been paid and of the hardship being caused to Mr. White.
§ Mr. Steele
I regret that there is nothing I can add to my letters to my hon. Friend of 18th March and 3rd May, 1948, in which I explained why it was not possible to credit the insured person with the lost contributions.