§ Mr. MORTON
asked whether, in accordance with the Eighth Schedule of the National Insurance Bill, a workman, who is regularly employed by different employers in each week, will have to pay separate contributions of 2½d. each; and whether the same conditions will be imposed on each of the employers?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. J. M. Robertson)
Under the 8th Schedule to the National Insurance Bill, as amended by Standing Committee, a workman will be required to pay 1d. for each engagement under a separate employer if the period of employment does not exceed one day; 2d. if the period of employment exceeds one day, and 2½d. if the period of employment exceeds two days but is not more than a week. Similar contributions will be required from the employer. I may, however, draw my hon. Friend's attention to Clause 75 of the Bill as amended in Committee. Under this Clause an employer may make an arrangement in respect of labour engaged by him through a Labour Exchange to treat for the purposes of his contribution the intermittent employment of the same workman as continuous employment. Under the same Clause a workman may treat as continuous his intermittent employment by the same or different employers who have availed themselves of this Clause.