§ Mr. W. BAKER
asked the Minister of Health whether a civil servant with remuneration not exceeding £250 per year, who is compulsorily insured in respect of widows' and old age pensions, will be entitled to become also a voluntary contributor in respect of health insurance; and, if so, what voluntary contribution will he pay?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The comparatively few civil servants in the position referred to by the- hon. Member will be entitled to become voluntary contributor in respect of health insurance if they have previously been insured or exempt persons under the Health Insurance scheme for some period of at least two years. Should they become voluntary contributors under health insurance, arrangements will be made under which their voluntary contribution will in no case exceed the normal health insurance contribution of 9d. a week for men and 8½d. for women.