§ 31. Mr. PETO
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what means his Department have of ensuring, in the case of pieceworkers whose earnings do not exceed 2s. per day, that not more than the deduction authorised by the National Insurance Act as contribution for sickness benefit, 1081 namely, 1d. per week, is made; and, in the case of piece-workers whose remuneration does not exceed this sum and where no record of the time worked is kept by the employer, what means the National Insurance Commissioners have of proving that the remuneration is in respect of a full week's work?
The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Master-man)
The inspectors are empowered by Section 112 of the National Insurance Act to make such inquiry and to call for such registers and other documents as are necessary in order that they may satisfy themselves that the provisions of the Act are being complied with; and, so far as I am aware, no difficulty has arisen in practice in ascertaining, in any particular case, both the rate of remuneration per working day and the amount deducted from wages.