HC Deb 09 March 1938 vol 332 cc1906-7W
Mr. Naylor

asked the Minister of Health whether it is within his knowledge, and with his approval, that national health insurance inspectors are ruling that partly employed non-manual workers in receipt of less than £250 per annum cannot be recognised for national insurance purposes on the ground that, if they were fully employed, their wages would amount to more than £250 per annum?

Sir K. Wood

Rulings given by national health insurance inspectors in the type of case referred to by the hon. Member are governed by the provisions of the National Health Insurance Act. The question whether a non-manual worker is insurable depends on the yearly rate of his remuneration, and the Act provides that where the employment involves only part-time service the rate of remuneration is to be taken as the yearly amount that would be payable for whole-time service.