HC Deb 16 July 1913 vol 55 cc1257-8W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will provide, by means of the Amending Bill to the National Insurance Act, that maternity benefit be paid to the woman herself and be her property; that the Clause in the National Insurance Act dealing with the prescribed fee of the doctor called in under the Midwives Act be struck out of the Act; and that it shall be compulsory for approved societies to pay sick benefit for four weeks in maternity cases of employed married women?


Amendments to the effect suggested by the hon. Member have already been put down and will be duly considered in Committee.