§ Mr. NORMAN CRAIG
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the position under the National Insurance Act of the management of a charitable school for children physically defective which, not being under the Crown or a public authority, by current contracts with the masters and employés at such school and as part of their remuneration under such contracts agrees to provide medical attendance in case of sickness without deduction from salaries or wages, and to pay benefits at least equal to those provided by the National Insurance Act; whether the employers and employed are bound by the provisions of the Act or whether they can obtain exemption therefrom; and whether he will take steps to make exemption in such a case obtainable?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
There is no provision in the Act under which the managers of a charitable institution, not being a local or other public authority within the meaning of Schedule I., Part II. (b) can claim exemption from compulsory insurance in respect of the staff of the institution.