HC Deb 27 January 1913 vol 47 c973

asked whether, under the provisions of the National Insurance Act, an employer is entitled to deduct 3d. of the weekly wage from girl factory hands in the case of girls who only receive one to three days' work in the week at the rate of 2s. 6d. per day, but who are compelled by the conditions of their employment to remain at the factory the whole of the working week, namely, five days?


Where the conditions are as stated by my hon. Friend the rate of remuneration per working day is to be arrived at by dividing the actual earnings by the number of full days during which the worker has been in attendance at the factory. As the rate to be calculated would not on the facts stated exceed 1s. 6d., the employer should affix a 5d. stamp and is not entitled to make any deduction from wages if the employés are over twenty-one. If they are under twenty-one, the ordinary contributions of 3d. each from the employer and the employé are payable.