§ Mr. INGLEBY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, and, if so, will he say how, in the case of domestic servants and other insured persons, the amount of the employer's contributions will be pro vided under the National Insurance Bill at the time when the insured are taking more or less prolonged holidays in the intervals of their situations?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The Bill does not propose that contributions should be paid compulsorily during periods of unemployment of the kind referred to.
§ Colonel RAWSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether under the National Insurance Bill a member of a friendly society will continue to draw the same benefits from his society as before, or will only receive the same as other people who have belonged to no society; and what advantages the present members of a friendly society will receive under the Act?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
If the hon. Member will refer to Clause 55 of the Bill, he will see that members of existing societies will get the whole benefit of the accumulations which they have made up to the time when the Act comes into force, and will in addition get precisely the same advantages as persons not hitherto insured.2105W
court where tried Date of trial. Penalty. Order as to costs, if any. (4) (5) (6) (7) Hanley Stiependiary Court 21st Nov., 1910 Fined£25 To pay £5 6s. costs. Newmarket Petty Sessions 25th June, 1907 Fined £2 including costs See column 6. Sutton Coldfield Police Court 17th Dec., 1907 Fined £5 To pay 18s. costs and £2 2s. special costs. Birmingham Victoria Court 1st Jan., 1909 Fined £5 To pay 12s. 5d. court costs. Hull Police Court 31st Mat., 1909 Fined £10 No order as to costs.
§ Mr. CLYNES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, concerning the case of labourers who would pay for unemployment insurance when engaged in a trade covered by the Insurance Bill, whether he intends to provide for the return to them of any money they have paid in cases where they are compelled to take work in some other trade which could offer them no unemployment benefit?
Under the Unemployment Insurance scheme it is not necessary to make any special provision to meet the case referred to by my hon. Friend—namely, that of labourers who work at one time at occupations within the scope of the insured trades and at another time at occupations outside those trades. Such labourers will contribute to the fund so long as they are employed in an insured trade, and thereupon they will become entitled to the benefits prescribed in the Bill whilst unemployed, whether or not they work at another trade in the meantime. Their claim to benefit will, of course, be limited automatically by the rule that not more than one week's benefit is payable for every five weeks' contributions.