§ 67. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that uncertainty exists concerning the eligibility for National Health Insurance of part-time church caretakers; and whether, in view of the desire of church officers and caretakers that the latter shall be eligible, he will expedite a favourable decision on the matter?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health (Mr. Bernays)
The question whether a part-time church caretaker is insurable under the National Health Insurance Act depends on the facts of the particular case, and cannot be decided in a general sense. In these circumstances my right hon. Friend realises that those responsible for the employment of such persons may occasionally feel some uncertainty in the matter; and for this reason an official explanatory leaflet (a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member) has been prepared regarding the insurance of persons employed in connection with places of worship. My right hon. Friend is looking into a particular case to which the hon. Member has drawn his attention since giving notice of this question and will let him know the result as soon as possible.