§ 41. Mr. FLEMING
asked what, if any, weekly contributions are payable under the National Insurance Act by a roadman, in the employment of a rural district council at 14s. a week, who will be seventy years of age on 18th November, 1912; and whether, in the event of his receiving no benefits before reaching the age of seventy, he will be entitled to any consideration in respect of his contributions up to that date, if such are payable?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
If the employment is for six days in a week, so that the rate of remuneration for the working day exceeds 2s., but does not exceed 2s. 6d., 4d. is payable by the employer and 3d. by the man himself. As I stated, in reply to the hon. and gallant Member for West Hampshire, on the 4th July, and in reply to the hon. Member for Darlington, on the 10th July, if the man's society adopts the scheme suggested on the first page of Circular A.S. 29 (of which I am sending a copy to the hon. Member) such a person would receive sick pay after the expiration of six months at the fate of 6s. for the first thirteen weeks (and 5s. for subsequent weeks) of illness for as many weeks as contributions had been paid by or in respect of him, notwithstanding that he would then be over seventy years of age.