HC Deb 01 November 1913 vol 43 cc718-9W
Major HOPE

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if the National Health Insurance Commissioners will allow an asylum attendant of ten years' service or more who is entitled, under the Asylum Officers' Superannuation Act, 1909, to a superannuation allowance of £32 or more, in case of being permanently incapacitated through illness, to be individually exempted from the National Insurance Act under Part II. (b) of the First Schedule?


The effect of a certificate of exception under Part II. (b) of the First Schedule to the National Insurance Act is to exclude employment on certain terms from the scope of the Act, and the certificate must necessarily apply to all persons serving on those terms under the same public author0ity. If the asylum attendant referred to in the question is in a class by himself, that class could, of course, be excepted, provided that the terms of employment satisfy the necessary conditions. I may point out, however, that a right to superannuation alone without adequate provision of sick pay would not justify the issue of a certificate.