HC Deb 27 March 1913 vol 50 c1846W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a woman by-taking in sewing or by doing a little washing for a neighbour for one week can thereby become an employed person under the National Insurance Act, get a card from the Post Office, affix one stamp, and so become entitled to free medical attendance for the rest of the year?


The answer is in the negative. A person whose normal occupation is not employment within the meaning of the National Insurance Act ceases to be insured and to be entitled to benefits on ceasing to be employed.