§ Mr. LEACH
asked if the restriction of sickness and disablement benefit to two-thirds of a man's wages, as provided in Clause 9 (2) of the National Insurance Bill, applies only to the benefits receivable under this Bill, thus leaving the sick man to the full enjoyment of any other benefit for which he may have insured himself?
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN
The restriction imposed by Clause 9 (2) applies only to the sickness benefit and disablement 231 benefit receivable under the Bill. An insured person could receive in full any other benefit for which he may have insured himself, but if the total of his sickness allowances exceeded his full wages there would be a further reduction in his sickness benefit under the National Health Insurance in accordance with Clause 27.