§ 42. Mr. RENDALL
asked whether a man who does killing for local farmers, which may occupy a day or two or an houror two a week, and who spends the largest part of his time shooting rabbits on farms upon which he has himself bought the shooting, falls within the National Insurance Act; whether he may become a voluntary insured person; and if he does, and produces his insurance card stamped by himself with workman's and employer's contributions for the current week, when applying for odd jobs of the nature alluded to, his employers will be relieved from the necessity of making deductions from wages they pay him or from themselves contributing the employer's contribution?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
On the facts as stated by the hon. Member the man in question would not appear to be employed under a contract of service, and would probably not therefore be an employed contributor. As I have stated in previous answers, however, decisions on questions of this kind cannot be given with certainty without a full statement of all the relevant facts. Procedure is established by the Act under Section 66 for dealing with questions of this character, and any of the parties concerned can apply to the Commission for a judicial decision through the local officer of Customs and Excise.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether an employer is responsible for any payment if the man brings his card with a 7d. stamp which he himself has put on?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I do not in the least understand that case, and I should have to have a good many more facts before me in order to answer a question like that.