§ 76. Mr. CAUTLEY
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that Thomas Novis, of Framfield, in the county of Sussex, having reached seventy years of age on the 2nd March, 1913, by a mistake as to his age continued to pay contributions under the National Insurance Act. of 4d. a week until the 7th October. 1913, and that his employer paid the corresponding contributions of 3d. a week, amounting to 10s. 8d. and 8s. respectively, and that the Commissioners, in spite of the fact that these contributions were paid under a mistake of fact, rendering the Treasury liable to an action at law for their repayment, and under circumstances that could never result in benefit to the insured, have refused to refund them; and whether the Treasury will at once order these overpayments to be repaid?
My right hon. Friend regrets that it has not been found possible to identify the case to which the hon. Member refers, but if he will be so good as to give me further particulars I will have renewed inquiry made.