Mr. WORTHINGTON - EVANS
asked whether the Insurance Commission propose to make regulations to exempt from the National Insurance Act feeble-minded people, inmates of charitable institutions such as the Royal Eastern Counties Institution, who are employed as part of their treatment without wages in the institution in household work, basket making, mat making, etc., and are provided with board, lodging, clothing, and medical attendance; and, if these people are to be treated as employed contributors, what contributions are payable by the institution in respect of them?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
Under the conditions stated by the hon. Member, the persons referred to would fall under paragraph (f) of Part II. of the First Schedule of the Act, and not be employed contributors, unless brought in by special order under Section 1 (2).