§ Mr. ROWLANDS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether Ins attention has been called to the fact that there is much uncertainty among insured persons under Part I. of the National Insurance Act as to their position when going on holiday but receiving no remuneration; whether he can state if such persons are liable, and, if so, how far they are liable, for contributions under the Act?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
An employer is not required to pay contributions in respect of any week in which no services are rendered and no remuneration is paid. The employed contributor has then the option of paying the full contribution himself or of falling into arrear. He is under no obligation to pay, and arrears will only affect his benefits if they exceed on the average three contributions a year.