HC Deb 30 July 1913 vol 56 c537W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that hospital nurses are not usually accepted for training at an earlier age than twenty-two or twenty-three; and whether he will introduce into the National Insurance Act (1911) Amendment Bill a provision to ensure that nurses who, up to the time of entering upon employment in a hospital, can prove that they have remained at home and have not in any way been employed persons, while having to pay the normal contribution, shall be entitled to the whole of the normal sickness benefit?


No such modification of Section 9 (4) of the National Insurance Act could be made with reference to one class of insured persons only, and, in view of the stage the Amendming Bill has now reached, I do not think any general modification could well be considered with a view to inclusion in it.

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