HC Deb 06 August 1912 vol 41 c2921

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether, if a casual workman applying for work early on a Monday produces a health insurance card stamped with a 7d. stamp put on by himself in the belief that he will thus more readily obtain a job, there is any liability on the actual first employer to pay any part of the contribution?


The Act requires that contributions shall be paid in the first instance by the employer, and the employer is not relieved from his liability under the Act by the fact that an employé produces a stamped card. The proper course of action for the employer in the circumstances stated is to ratify the stamping as done for him by paying the value minus the amount he is entitled to deduct when he pays wages.