§ 73. Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked what action the Treasury has taken to get Miss Margaret Tierney, Ballymahon Street, Longford, paid the sick benefit to which she is entitled under the National Insurance Act?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The Irish Insurance Commissioners have since my hon. Friend's last question communicated with the St. Brigid's branch of the Irish National Foresters, Longford, of which the person mentioned in the question is a member, and from which she would receive the benefits of the Act. They inform me that some doubt had arisen as to whether contributions were payable at the employed or the voluntary contributors rate. It has been decided, however, that the latter rate is payable, and her cards have been stamped accordingly, and the society will pay her benefit under the ordinary conditions.