HC Deb 11 February 1943 vol 386 c1426
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?

Mr. Brown

The hon. Member will understand that under the scheme they must secure sickness and old age provision which are on the whole not less favourable than under the State insurance scheme.