HC Deb 01 November 1913 vol 43 c719W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what sum of money was realised during the first quarter's operation of the National Insurance Act in respect of the employers' contributions in the cases of exempted employés; and to what purposes that sum is to be applied?


The amount of the contributions in respect of exempt persons cannot be ascertained until all the first quarter's exemption cards have been returned and scheduled. Section 4 (4) of the Act provides that these contributions may be applied for the benefit of the persons in respect of whom they have been paid in the event of their subsequently becoming employed contributors.