HC Deb 05 August 1925 vol 187 c1505

Lords Amendment:

In page 12, line 34, after "ceases," insert "or has ceased."


I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

I think the hon. Lady must have understood that the two Amendments went together, and my explanation covered the last Amendment. If she will apply her - mind, she will not have any difficulty in understanding what is meant. The Clause we are dealing with now is Clause 13, Sub-section (3) of which says: Where an exempt person ceases to be employed within the meaning of the Insurance Act, or where a person employed in an excepted employment ceases to be so employed, he may, in the circumstances and subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, become a voluntary contributor under the Insurance Act. That applies only where a person ceases to be employed, that is after the commencement of this Act, but in Clause 15 (5) we have the actual conditions put down under which this exempt person may become a voluntary contributor, and the words are: Where a person …. ceases or has before the commencement of this Act ceased. In Clause 14 the same thing occurs. Where an exempt person ceases or has before the commencement of this Act ceased. All we are doing now in Clause 13, which is a Clause referring us to the two following Clauses, is to make the wording of the Clause agree with the wording in Clauses 14 and 15 by putting in the words "has ceased," so that it applies to persons who have ceased before the commencement of the Act as well as after.

Subsequent Lords Amendments down to page 20, line 21, agreed to.