§ Lieut.-Colonel WHELER
asked the Minister of Health if there have been any increases in the price of pricks per 1,000 since 1st January, 1924; if so, whether there have been any inquiries as to the cause of such increases in price; and what are the causes of the increase?
The increases in the prices of bricks per 1,000 in selected centres are shown in the following table:
such revision have the effect of preventing the transferring member being entitled to any additional benefits until the January of the fifth year following transfer, whereas previously such a member was only disqualified from obtaining additional benefits until after the next valuation of the society; when did such revised form take effect from, and can anything that has been done by the Ministry have the effect of bringing an assured person under the provisions of the revised form although he signed Form A.S. 73, as revised in November, 1920, while this was 2347W still current; and, if so, under what Act, Order, or Regulation is this provided for?
Form A.S. 73 was last revised in December, 1923. The form merely forecasts the position with regard to the title of insured persons to additional benefits under schemes to be prepared as a result of the second valuation of approved societies and was issued in order to make the position clear to insured persons contemplating transfer from one society to another. The position of members already entitled to additional benefits is not affected in any way, and in the case of persons who have recently joined or, in future, join a society, the position will be governed by the terms of the scheme to be prepared by the society and sanctiond by the Minister in accordance with the provisions of the National Health Insurance Acts.