§ 21. Mr. Lipson
asked the Minister of Health why uncertificated teachers, whose salary plus bonus is £180 a year, are not allowed to join National Health Insurance; and will he take steps to enable them to do so?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The uncertificated teachers to whom my hon. Friend refers are excluded from compulsory health and pensions insurance under paragraph (e) of Part II of the First Schedule to the National Health Insurance Act, 1936, as being employed in contributory service within the meaning of the Teachers' (Superannuation) Acts. As regards the second part of the Question, the position of persons in excepted employments is receiving consideration in connection with the general review of the social insurance and allied services.
§ Mr. Lipson
Will the Minister take into account the very small amount of superannuation these teachers receive?