HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 cc2149-50W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that a large employer of labour, paying wages during holidays, has recently decided not to stamp the health and pensions cards of some of its employés in Manchester and Bristol in respect of those holidays; and what action does he propose to take in the matter?


If my hon. Friend will supply particulars of the case which he has in mind, I will have inquiries made and inform him of the result.


asked the Minister of Health if, in connection with payment of wages during holidays, the definition of the word "remuneration" in Pamphlet 12 (b) addressed to employers includes the term wages; and whether the definition of the term ex gratia issued by the Ministry of Labour in Leaflet U.I.L. 6 is accepted by the Ministry of Health?


The word "remuneration" in paragraph 12 (b) of Pamphlet A addressed to employers includes wages. I am not clear to what my hon. Friend is referring in the second part of the question, but the question whether a payment is gratuitous for the purpose of the National Health Insurance Acts depends on the same considerations as in the case of the Unemployment Insurance Acts.