HC Deb 19 June 1911 vol 27 c24

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he would reconsider Clause 51 of the National Insurance Bill, seeing that thereunder debtors and tenants, upon obtaining sickness benefits, would be legally exempt from fulfilling obligations they had incurred, and considering the possible loss to an individual who happened to stand in the position of landlord, who would be compelled to house a sick person and his dependents for a length of time up to twelve months without payment; and, if it is intended that a sick person shall receive these additional benefits, will he include them in the list of benefits under the Bill or else relieve his landlord of the necessity of housing him gratis?


I will refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for the Ecclesall Division of Sheffield on the 24th May.