16. Mr. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
asked whether there is any penalty attaching to an employer who insists, before engaging an employé, upon the production of his insurance book; whether the statement in the draft and provisional regulations, dated 22nd and 24th May, 1912, that the employer cannot demand the production of this book is in fact correct; and whether the statement is true of a prospective employer?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The regulations provide that under the Act the employed person is not legally bound to produce his insurance book on demand of his employer; nor is any penalty enforceable under the Act for refusal to produce the book. The contribution card must be produced, under the circumstances laid down under the regulations, for stamping by the employer.