HC Deb 24 July 1912 vol 41 c1181

asked whether workers who draw compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act are liable for their contributions during that period; what is the position of the employer in such cases; and why this information is not available to persons who seek it direct from the Insurance Commissioners?


A workman drawing compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act will not, as a general rule, be liable to pay contributions under the National Insurance Act, and will not fall into arrears if he would have been entitled to sickness or disablement benefit but for the fact of receiving compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act. If, however, the disablement is only partial and the workman is still employed within the meaning of the National Insurance Act, he will be liable to contributions under that Act, and his employer will be similarly liable to pay contributions in respect of him. I am not aware that the Insurance Commissioners have refused to give information on this point to anyone who asked for it.