§ 1. Major Guy Lloyd
asked the Minister of National Insurance how many inspectors are employed by his Department in checking stamp contributions to the insurance scheme; and how many prosecutions for failure to contribute have been instituted since 5th July last.
§ The Minister of National Insurance (Mr. James Griffiths)
The number of 1934 inspectors appointed is 764. The checking of stamp contributions is only one among many duties carried out by these officers. The number of prosecutions instituted since 5th July, 1948, for failure to pay contributions, including contributions due under the former Insurance schemes, is 320.
§ Major Lloyd
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many people have failed to enrol to date? Has he got the information?
§ Mr. Griffiths
If the hon. and gallant Member will put that question down I will give him all the information I can.