HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 cc2253-4
58. Viscount WOLMER

asked whether, under the National Insurance Act, in the event of a domestic servant with whom her employer has made an arrangement to provide her with board and lodging during the first six weeks of an illness, and the reduced rate has therefore been paid on her behalf, taking service under another employer who declined to make any such arrangement and therefore paid the full rate, she would be entitled to full sickness benefit immediately after she had taken service under the new conditions; and, if not, for how long a period would she have to wait?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The second does not therefore arise.


Will the servant in this case have two waiting periods of six months—one before and one after?


I should like notice of that.