HC Deb 02 July 1925 vol 185 c2783

asked the Minister of Health whether, in the case of an employer who employs children up to 16 years of age, and then dispenses with their services, seeing that such children are not insurable under either health or unemployment insurance, any provision is in contemplation whereby such employer may contribute to the funds, or whether it is intended that he shall avoid all responsibility?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Neville Chamberlain)

I understand that the matter referred to in the question has been brought to the notice of the Royal Commission on National Health Insurance, and until the Report of the Commission is issued, I am not prepared to contemplate legislation in the sense suggested by the hon. Member. As regards unemployment insurance, I suggest that he should address a question to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour.