§ 71. Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is now in a position to definitely state the position that will be occupied by Government employés in ordnance factories under the National Insurance Act; whether such employés will in all cases be liable to become insured persons within the meaning of the Act; whether the War Office have calculated the equivalent value in cash of the sick pay, free doctoring, and invalidity gratuity now enjoyed; whether it is their intention to raise the weekly or other wage by such full equivalent of such privileges should they be discontinued; and whether Government employés in ordnance factories will be held to come under the terms of unemployment insurance under the Act?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Harold Baker)
The intentions of the War Office in this matter were communicated officially to the United Government Workers' Federation in April, 1912. I have been asked to receive a deputation from the men to go further into certain points, and shall do so at an early date. In reply to the last part of the question, 1656 the provisions of the Act relating to unemployment insurance apply to unestablished Crown workmen employed in the scheduled trades.