HC Deb 24 June 1913 vol 54 cc968-9
46. Major M'CALMONT

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Seamen's National Insurance Society have decided that all their members are deemed to reside in England and are liable for the higher rates for insurance payable in England, even when their homes are in Ireland; and whether, having regard to the provisions of the National Insurance Act, he will state how such persons are to obtain medical benefits at their homes when the local doctors decline to act for the scale of fees offered by the society?


Section 48 (12) provides that members of the Seamen's National Insurance Society shall for the purposes of the National Insurance Act be deemed to reside in England. I am not aware of any case in which the difficulty referred to in the latter part of the question has arisen, but if the hon. Member has any particular case in mind I shall be glad to make inquiry into it.