HC Deb 22 May 1912 vol 38 c2043W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the contractors for Government and other work who tendered for work before the National Insurance Act became law, or before it became operative, are entitled to claim the cost of the 3d. per week for each workman under the National Insurance Act, in consequence of its not being included in the specifications or fair-wages clauses of the contract?


I am advised that apart from a special clause in the particular agreement, the employers' share of the weekly contribution in respect of his workmen could not be transferred by him to the contract price.