§ 99. Mr. Dumpleton
asked the Minister of National Insurance whether the National Insurance Advisory Committee has yet reported on Part III of the National Insurance (Overlapping Benefits) Provisional Regulations, 1948; and if he is aware that the operation of these regulations in reducing the retirement pensions of in-patients of hospitals is creating hardship.
§ 103. Mr. T. Brown
asked the Minister of National Insurance if he is now in a position to report any progress made on the question of an alteration in the National Insurance (Overlapping Benefit) Provisional Regulations, 1948, S.I., No. 1244, 1948, especially in relation to old age pensioners who have to seek treatment as in-patients of a National Health Service Hospital.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
l'he matter is still being considered by the Advisory Committee who, I understand, have yet to receive a substantial body of evidence from interested parties.