HC Deb 09 October 1912 vol 42 c334
25. Mr. ROYDS

asked whether, under the provisions of the National Insurance Act, no sanatorium or other benefit is available for consumptives suffering from that disease at the date the Act came into operation; and whether such benefits are confined to persons actually employed at that date and attacked with the disease afterwards?


Any insured person is entitled to sanatorium benefit if the Insurance Committee recommends the case for such benefit, whether he was suffering from tuberculosis before or after the Act came into operation; but no person is entitled to become insured under the Act unless he is either employed within the meaning of Part I. of the Act or engaged in some regular occupation and wholly or mainly dependent for his livelihood on the earnings derived by him from that occupation.