HC Deb 11 November 1912 vol 43 cc1735-6

asked whether a clerk receiving, as salary, less than £160 a year, who supplements it by other remunerative work so that his total income from all sources exceeds £160 a year, must become insured; and, if so, whether he can claim exemption from payment of Income Tax on the understanding that his income is under £160 a year?


A clerk employed in whole-time service at a rate of remuneration not exceeding £160 a year will be insured as an employed contributor in virtue of that employment irrespective of the amount of any private income or of any remuneration that he may receive for other work. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. As I stated on the 25th October in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Ossory, the liability to be insured does not affect and is not affected by the liability to pay Income Tax.