81. Captain TUDOR-REES
asked the Postmaster-General whether, when a Post Office employé receives sick pay, the amount to which he is entitled under the Insurance Act is appropriated by the Government; and, if so, what benefit the employé derives from his weekly payments, in view of the fact that before the passing of that Act he got, without any weekly payments, the same amount of sick pay that he now receives?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
Under a decision applicable to ail unestablished persons employed in the Civil Service, a deduction is made from sick pay to correspond with the sickness benefit payable since the Insurance Act of 1918 came into force. The question of compensating the Post Office servants affected for the disadvantages suffered as a consequence is under consideration, and I hope to be in a position to announce a decision at an early date.