§ 43. Mr. FELL
asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East how many certificates of exemption have been granted to employed persons mainly dependent on someone else where the employer has still to pay the employer's share of the contribution, but no one receives any benefit from such contribution?
On the 1st July there were 21,827 persons in England holding certicates of exemption granted on the ground of dependence. Approximately two-thirds of these persons were entitled to medical and sanatorium benefits. The remainder, if they continue to hold their certificates, will become entitled to the benefits as soon as the qualifying contributions have been paid.