HC Deb 09 December 1912 vol 45 cc28-9
66. Captain CRAIG

asked if, under the National Insurance Act, an insured person coming from England to Ireland, after paying the higher contribution, and, taken ill, being debarred from medical benefit, must forfeit to the State the whole of the accumulated difference between the higher rate paid by him in England and the lower rate payable in Ireland, though he may have contributed for months or years at the higher rate?


If an English insured person moves his residence to Ireland there is no such "accumulated difference" as the hon. and gallant Member suggests between the higher rate he has been paying in England and the lower rate which he will at once begin to pay in Ireland. While in England he will have been insured for medical benefit and this insurance is fully equivalent in actuarial value to the extra 1½d. a week which he has been paying.