§ Mr. CHARLES BATHURST
asked whether it is intended by Clause 8 (6) of the National Insurance Bill to exclude a woman from every kind of benefit after a confinement during a period of four weeks although she is herself an employed contributor, and during such period may be suffering from some serious disease, such as small-pox, wholly unconnected with her confinement; and, if so, how such provision can be justified?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
Perhaps the effect of Clause 8 (6) might be interpreted in this way. We propose to make it clear that only benefits in respect of the disability arising from the confinement are referred to.