HC Deb 25 March 1913 vol 50 c1462

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can allow a rebate of part of the premium paid under the National Insurance Act to members of the Warehousemen and Clerks' Association and similar societies, who are already provided with full medical benefits apart from the Act and who can under no circumstances require the services of the doctor provided by the State?


I have no power to allow such a rebate of premium as is suggested. Whether the members of the association referred to should be allowed to make their own arrangements for medical attendance and receive a contribution towards the cost is a matter for the insurance committees to determine.