§ Mr. FELL
asked to whom the sickness benefit will be paid in the case of the sickness of a female domestic servant receiving board and lodging from her employer; will it be paid to the employer in part satisfaction of his expenses or to the servant; and, in the latter case, will the amount have to be deducted from the monthly wages paid by the employer?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The sickness benefit will belong, as in every other case, to the servant who is insured. It will, however, be open to the employers of domestic servants to take advantage of a new Clause which my right hon. Friend proposes to move, if they will make themselves legally responsible for the payment of wages to their servants for six weeks per annum in sickness.