HC Deb 05 May 1937 vol 323 cc1161-2
28. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of He filth whether, in the light of Memorandum A.S. 35 (1936), he will intervene to prevent the Prudential approved societies refusing to allow Mr. F. M. Evenett, of 88, Squirrels' Heath Lane, Hornchurch, Essex, who has become a voluntary contributor under the National Health Insurance Act, 1936, by reason of his salary in non-manual employment having been increased to over £250 a year on 1st January, 1937, to continue to pay contributions at the full rate of is. 8d. a week and to remain entitled to medical benefit until such time as he shall have actually received £250 in the past year?

Commander Southby

I have been asked to reply. The date as from which a voluntary contributor should be treated as having a total income exceeding £250 a year and, therefore, ceasing to be entitled to medical benefit, is a question for his approved society to determine. Any person who is dissatisfied with the decision of his society in the matter has a right of appeal in accordance with the rules of the society.