HC Deb 15 January 1913 vol 46 cc2068-9
54. Mr. CLYNES

asked whether many persons who are subject to irregular employment and low wages are thereby likely to be deprived of the benefits of the National Insurance Act, which for other workers now begin; and whether he can undertake some early inquiry into the best method for placing the less fortunate wage-earners on a better footing to ensure benefits?


I have no information at present of the kind suggested by my hon. Friend. The Commissioners are watching very carefully the effect of the Act, especially in connection with casual and irregularly paid labour, and I shall hope to issue a Report on the whole question as soon as sufficient information can be obtained from the actual working of the Act to be of any general interest.