§ 39. Mr. JAMES THOMAS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the stationmaster at Hunwick, North Eastern Railway, upon stamping a number of employés' insurance cards for the week ending Monday, 9th December, 1912, endorsed the cards with the words "on strike"; and, having regard to the fact that this is a breach of the instructions of the Commissioners and an interference with the privacy of insured members, and must necessarily prejudice a man when seeking employment by the card being so endorsed, he will say what action he proposes to take?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The Regulations governing the collection of contributions under the National Insurance Act require that no mark shall be made on a contribution card except as expressly provided. I am communicating with the North Eastern Railway Company in regard to the matter referred to in the question.