§ Where any question arises under Part II. of the principal Act whether a person is a workman within the meaning of that Part, the question shall be decided in the like manner as a question whether a workman is a workman in respect of whom contributions are payable under that Part, or whether a trade in which a workman is employed is an insured trade, and the provisions of Part II. of the principal Act relating to the determination of such questions and the consequences of decisions thereon, and 1770 requiring any such questions to be referred to the Umpire, shall apply accordingly.
I beg to propose, at the end of the Clause, to insert,
"(2) Where, in pursuance of regulations made by the Board of Trade under Part II. of the principal Act, a decision has been obtained from the Umpire that contributions under that Part are not payable in respect of any workman, or class of workmen, and the Umpire certifies that he has subsequently revised such decision so as to make contributions payable in respect of such workman, or class of workmen, or any of them, contributions shall be so payable only from the date when the decision was so revised."
§ Mr. W. THORNE
I would like some explanation of this Amendment, as to the period for which the man would receive back payment of the contributions.
This is a Clause to meet a point raised by the hon. Member for Colchester as to the case in which the Umpire reverses his decision.
§ Mr. W. THORNE
That is the point. What is the position in a case in which the Umpire has first decided that contributions are payable, and then reverses that decision?
This is the other way about. This provides for a case in which the Umpire revises his original decision that the contributions are not payable, and then decides that they are; then these contributions are to be payable only from the date when the decision is reversed.