HC Deb 16 November 1911 vol 31 c521

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, under the National Insurance Bill, a man who, in times of trade depression, gives employment upon the same piece of work to three different tramps or casual labourers on different days of the week will have to pay within three days the employer's full weekly premium three times over if such employed persons have not been previously employed during the week; and, if so, whether he will so amend the Bill on Report as not, by throwing such a burden upon kindly disposed employers, to deter them from finding employment for such persons?


If the employment referred to was given otherwise than for the purpose of the employer's trade or business, there would be no liability. If the employment was trade employment, there would be liability to contributions, otherwise a preference would be given to casual as against regular labour.