HC Deb 19 December 1912 vol 45 cc1697-8W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what procedure an insured person can adopt to give adequate proof of his stamped card being lost in transit through the Post Office in order that he may procure consideration of his case by the Commissioners with the object of having the loss made good out of moneys provided by Parliament; and whether, in the case of the employers' contribution having been paid and the fact of the payment being vouched for on the books of the employer, and the Government having actually received the money, the insured person will not have to make good the full amount on the lost card?


Any person who claims that his card has been lost in the post should in the first instance make an application in writing to the Commissioners and his claim will be considered on its merits. An employer who could prove by production of his wages' book or otherwise that contributions had been duly paid in respect of a contributor could not under any provision of the National Insurance Act be held liable to make a second payment as the result of the loss of the card on which the first payment was made.