HC Deb 25 May 1911 vol 26 c436

asked whether, in the event of the Government proposal to pay a salary of £400 a year to Members of Parliament being passed into law, a Member who is wholly or mainly dependent for his livelihood on that salary will be entitled under the provisions of the National Insurance Bill to have 2d. a week paid by the State on his behalf, and to receive the benefits conferred by the Bill, including free medical attendance and other benefits, on attaining the age of seventy?


In the circumstances described a Member of Parliament would have the same privileges under the Voluntary Insurance Clauses as any other working man.


May I ask if the benefits of this Insurance scheme will apply to the hon. Member for Plymouth, among other Members of Parliament, and, if so, will the right hon. Gentleman see that the hon. Member is paid in American dollars?