§ Sir R. Russell
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he will make a statement on the work of the International Social Security Association since its inception; and how many countries contribute towards its maintenance.
§ Mr. Wood
The membership of the International Social Security Association consists of governmental and other bodies which administer schemes of social security. At present there are 204 members from 87 countries and all these members contribute towards its maintenance. It collects and publishes a great deal of detailed information about social security schemes throughout the world. It also organises studies of particular aspects of social security through working groups and committees. It holds a general assembly once every three years.