§ 60. Viscount WOLMER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has received applications from the permanent employés in county asylums for exemption from Part II. of the National Insurance Act; and whether he is aware that insomuch as so many of them are permanently 1417 employed, it is impossible for them to receive any benefit for the contributions they have to pay under Part II. of the National Insurance Act, and that they have already obtained exemption from Part I. of the Act?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. J. M. Robertson)
The only powers of exemption from the provisions of Part II. of the National Insurance Act conferred on the Board of Trade are contained in Section 107 (4), which provides that, if the Board are satisfied that any class of workmen are, having regard to their claim to pension or to the other terms of their service, in as permanent a position as that of persons serving in an established capacity in the permanent service of the Crown, the Board may exempt that class of persons from the provisions of Part II. of the Act. Up to the present Orders of Exemption have been granted by the Board under this Section to thirty-one asylum authorities in respect of classes of employés whose conditions of service complied with the provisions of the Section.