§ Mr. HOUSTON
I beg to present a Petition from 11,000 mistresses and servants in Liverpool and district protesting against Clause 84 of the National Insurance Bill, believing the inclusion of domestic servants an unnecessary tax upon both mistresses and servants, and calculated to destroy the happy family relations now existing. The Petition further complains that the tax is out of proportion to the benefits offered and that it is calculated to prevent thousands of mistresses with limited incomes continuing to employ servants. Further, the mistresses protest against being made tax collectors for the Government.
§ Copy presented of the National Insurance Bill as read a third time and passed by the House of Commons, distinguishing the original text of the Bill and the alterations made therein during its progress through that House [by Command]; to lie upon the Table.