§ 23. Viscount WOLMER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the employés of Winwick County Asylum are much dissatisfied at being compulsorily insured under Part II. of the National Insurance Act; and whether, in view of the fact that these men are practically permanently employed and object to paying contributions from which they cannot expect to derive any benefit, he will grant an exemption to them under Section 107 of the National Insurance Act?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. J. M. Robertson)
In an application for exemption under Section 107 (4), made in July, 1912, on behalf of the employés of this asylum by one of their number, it was stated that the services of the employés could be terminated by notice given by the medical superintendent. It is not the practice to grant exemption under this Section unless the power of dismissal rests with the governing body, and not with any individual officer or officers. Subject, however, to the fulfilment of this condition, the Board of Trade will be prepared to reconsider the application in respect of the employés in question if, as I assume, they come under the provisions of the Asylum Officers' Superannuation Act, 1909.