HC Deb 18 June 1912 vol 39 cc1475-6
32. Mr. HUNT

asked whether, in view of the Regulations published by the National Health Commissioners on 11th June, that persons casually employed will be exempt from the National Insurance Act, a woman employed as charwoman by various employers during one, two, three, or four weeks in every month will come under the National Insurance Act; and whether, in the case of an employer who employs her first in the week paying less than 1s. 6d. for the day, this employer will have to pay 5d. and the State 1d. if the second employer pays her 2s. for the second day?


If the employment of the charwoman is regular it is employment within the meaning of the Act. The employer who pays the contribution is not concerned with the earnings of the charwoman on days when he does not employ her.


Are we to understand that charwomen are not really going to come under the Act.


I should not like to say that. It may interest the hon. Member to know we are going to issue a leaflet on this in a very few days.

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