§ Mr. GIBBS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether an employed person who some years ago made a single payment of a considerable sum to his friendly society in exchange for which he receives 10s. per week during sickness and will receive 5s. per week on attaining the age of sixty-five, and who has made arrangements for medical attendance, is now bound under the National Insurance Act to contribute 4d. per week in addition to the provision he has already made?692W
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
Voluntary insurance effected by a person who is compulsorily insured under the National Insurance Act, will not relieve that person from liability to pay his statutory contribution under the Act. In such a case as that stated the benefits of the Act would be in addition to those the man has at present—e.g., he would receive £1 a week in all when ill—unless he arranged with his society to commute the benefits he has contracted for, either for other benefits, or a money payment.