HC Deb 07 March 1939 vol 344 cc1938-9W
Mr. Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether contributions under the National Health Insurance (Juvenile Contributors) Act, 1937, are payable as from the date at which a juvenile starts work or only from the subsequent school-leaving date, and, if no contributions are payable between the date of employment and the first subsequent school-leaving date, whether the juvenile during that period is covered for workmen's compensation and medical benefit?

Mr. Colville

Under the National Health Insurance (Juvenile Contributors and Young Persons) Act, 1937, the date from which contributions are payable for a juvenile in employment, and from which he is entitled to medical benefit, is the prescribed school-leaving date next succeeding his fourteenth birthday. I understand that workmen's compensation is not affected by the question of insurability.

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