§ Brigadier Medlicott
asked the Minister of National Insurance if she is aware of the present unsatisfactory position whereby agricultural trainees are liable to pay National Health contributions if they work for four hours or more overtime; 44W and if she will either extend this four-hour limit or abolish it altogether.
Mr. B. Taylor
These agricultural workers come under the normal rules by which (subject to certain special provisions about harvesting and similar operations) a Class 1 contribution is payable in respect of any person who does four hours or more work in any week under a contract of service My right hon. Friend can see no grounds for making a special exception in their case.