HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 cc1730-1
116. Colonel GRIFFITHS

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether 3d. a week for insurance was deducted from the wages paid to lady clerks, not usually employed persons, who volunteered for service for a few weeks at the Recruiting Office, Town Hall, Reading; and, if so, what benefits they were entitled to for those payments?

Mr. CHARLES ROBERTS (Comptroller of the Household)

Paid clerks who are employed under a contract of service are liable to have the ordinary deductions made from their wages, but persons who are not ordinarily engaged in insurable employment may apply for a certificate of exemption, in which case no deduction would be made from their wages, though the employer's share of the contribution would continue to be payable. I am sending the hon. Member a leaflet with regard to the exemption of women undertaking temporary employment during the War.


Will the hon. Gentleman answer the last part of the question—what benefits they will get?


If persons are ordinarily insured they will get the ordinary benefits under the Act; if they are exempted persons they will get medical and sanatorium benefits.