§ 3. Mr. LATHAN
asked the Minister of Labour whether it is the intention of the Government to give effect to the majority recommendations of the Insurance Statutory Committee on the remuneration limit for insurance of non-manual workers; and, if so, when he proposes to take the necessary action?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
I cannot add to the reply given on 2nd April to the hon. Member for East Birkenhead (Mr. White), of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy.
§ Mr. LATHAN
May I remind the right hon. Gentleman that the reply to which he has referred contains no information whatever, and am I to understand that he has no word of encouragement for nearly 500,000 people who have been waiting patiently for years for something to be done on the lines of the recommendation made by the Statutory Committee?
§ Mr. BROWN
The hon. Member is in error in saying that the answer does not contain any information, because it told the hon. Member for East Birkenhead that the matter was under consideration. The hon. Member will understand that we have only just received the report and that it must have the necessary thoughtful and careful consideration that the interest of so large a body of people require.