§ Mr. PETO
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been 921W called to the fact that no representative of the National Federation of Employés' Approved Societies has been nominated to represent the societies on the Committee recently appointed by the Treasury to inquire into the finance of the National Insurance Act; whether he is aware that the members administering the affairs of these societies have a wide and long experience of industrial insurance and have administered the National Insurance Act to greater advantage than many of the approved societies; and, in view of their special interest in the result of the inquiry, whether he will take steps at once to 922W appoint an additional member or members of the Committee to represent them?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
I have received representations on behalf of the body named in the question, and I am glad to have an opportunity of again expressing the hope that they will be willing to place the results of their special knowledge and experience at the disposal of the Committee in the form of evidence. Having regard to the large size of the Committee and to the progress which I understand that they have already made with their labours, it would be impracticable to add to their numbers.