§ 53. Mr. Hornby
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what progress has been made in the arrangements for the appointment of the Registrar to consider applications to contract out under Part II of the National Insurance Act, 1959.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
I hope to refer to the National Insurance Advisory Committee within a few days a draft of the regulations under Section 13 of the National Insurance Act, 1959, which are necessary before the Registrar can be appointed. I have it in mind, as soon as these regulations are made, to appoint as Registrar Mr. N. Leach, an Under-Secretary of my Department. Meanwhile, as Registrar designate, he will be available for informal consultation.