21. Mr. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
asked what deductions will be made from the contributions paid by and for a male and a female deposit contributor, respectively, as the cost of administration and for sanatorium benefit for the remainder of the present year; and on what date does the present year end for this purpose?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
It has not yet been finally settled what deductions it will be necessary to make from the amounts standing to the credit of deposit contributors in order to provide for cost of administration for the remainder of the present year; the amount to be deducted in respect of the cost of sanatorium benefit will not in any case exceed seven-ninths of one penny for every three contributions paid in case of males, and three-farthings for every three contributions paid in the case of females.
Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Commissioners will make up their minds how-much is to be deducted for costs of administration?
Does the right hon. Gentleman appreciate the fact that if it is not done before the 1st January there may be great difficulty in deposit contributors getting any benefit next year?
22. Mr. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
asked whether any and, if so, what deduction will be made from the contributions of a deposit contributor in respect of the period 15th July, 1911, to 15th January, 1912, for the cost of medical benefit?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
No sums will be charged against the contributions of deposit contributors in respect of medical benefit for the period 15th July, 1912, to 14th January, 1913, such contributors not being entitled to that benefit during that period. The amounts to be charged against the contributions of deposit contributors in respect of expenses of administration for the period above mentioned have not yet been finally settled.