§ Mr. ALDEN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that societies under the National Health Insurance Act do not pay anything for the first three days' sickness, so that any officer who is absent is bound to lose 5s. for that time; and, as a contribution of 4d. instead of 3d. is now expected from all persons who 184W hold certificates in England, Scotland, and Wales, whether he will see to it that the employés do not lose by his action?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
I am aware that in certain circumstances an insured officer is not entitled to sickness benefit for the first three days' sickness. The question of compensating the officers concerned for the disadvantages suffered by them under the new Act is under consideration.