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