HC Deb 27 July 1950 vol 478 cc110-1W
79. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the insurance cards of men sentenced to terms of imprisonment are neither stamped nor franked; that this omission deprives them of benefits when they leave the prison which imposes a further penalty; and if he will take steps to have the cards of prisoners stamped or insurance excused during periods of imprisonment.

Mr. Ede

Prisoners are excepted from liability to pay National Insurance contributions, but those who wish to do so pay the contributions appropriate to non-employed persons, or they may arrange for their cards to be stamped by relatives or friends.