§ Mr. GOULDING
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is intended to include women home-workers, to whom material to be worked in their own homes is given out by employers, in the national insurance scheme; and, if so, upon whom and in what manner will the responsibility for the employers' contribution be fixed?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
Outworkers in trades specified in any Special Order made under Part VI. of the Factory and Workshop Act, 1901, will be included, and they will be regarded as employed by the person who gives the work out.1789W
§ Mr. BARNES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that many employés, chiefly clerks, are now paid full salary during sickness; and whether he will introduce such modifications in the Insurance Bill as will allow the employers in such cases to pay their employés as well as their own contributions and to receive the benefits?
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in order to avoid the delay which would be caused by referring the National Insurance Bill to a Select Committee, he can see his way to referring it to a special committee of the House, selected from Members who will pledge themselves to devote sufficient time to its consideration, giving power to such committee to hear evidence from representatives of the friendly societies, industrial insurance companies, and their agents, and others interested?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The Government are considering the arrangements to be made for the Committee stage of the Bill, and their decision will be announced shortly.
§ Mr. AGG-GARDNER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Clause in the State Insurance Bill, imposing a charge on employers of labour, will be so framed as to enable them to deduct Income Tax from the amount to be paid by them under the operation of this Clause?