§ Mr. HODGE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether under Clause 2 of the National Insurance Bill the receipt of poor relief will constitute dependence upon some other person; and whether an insured person will have to pay arrears of contributions for any period passed in the workhouse, or what course is proposed to be adopted?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The position as regards arrears will not be affected by the contributor having been in the workhouse during the period in respect of which the arrears accrued.