§ 58. Sir J. LONSDALE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if the Treasury has paid the employers' contributions in respect of the insurance of criers of the Superior Courts out of public funds; and, if there is any distinction between criers of the Superior Courts and of the County Courts, will he state on what Statute or rule it is founded?
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture, Ireland)
Criers of the Supreme Court are pensionable officers paid out of public funds who are not liable to be insured under the National Health Insurance Acts, and no question of the payment of the employer's contribution accordingly arises. Criers of County Courts, on the other hand, are not pensionable, nor are they paid out of public funds, and thus, in the event of their being held to be insurable, the employer's contribution must be paid by the person held to be their employer. As to their liability to be insured and as to the question of the employer I must refer the hon. Member to the reply given him by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on the 10th instant.
§ Sir J. LONSDALE
Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that the County Court judge should contribute the employers' contribution towards the insurance?