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Wednesday, 4 March 1970

The Government has decided not to adopt the proposals by the Nimmo Committee that only one 'open' fund be permitted to establish and maintain facilities in any particular region and that friendly societies be obliged to limit future enrolments in their health insurance funds to society members. It is considered that the objectives of these recommendations should be pursued by other measures which the

Government believes will eliminate the practices identified by the Nimmo Committee as unnecessarily increasing the operating expenses of some funds.

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