Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, why the charwomen employed at Somerset House, whose wages are 11s. 6d. per week, are being deducted 3d. per week for insurance in view of the fact that their wages do not exceed 2s. per day?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The charwomen employed in the Inland Revenue Department at Somerset House are paid 11s. 6d. for an average of five hours work a day and are thus employed for a portion of each day only, and, as a matter of fact, many of them do obtain other employment. Their rate of remuneration therefore exceeds 2s. in a normal working day and their contribution under the Second Schedule to the Insurance Act is 3d. a week.