§ 87. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what are the obligations of travel agencies in stamping the cards of the guide lecturers they employ, both full-time and seasonally; and whether he will take steps to make these better known.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
When a guide lecturer is gainfully employed under a contract of service for more than 8 hours in a week by a travel agency, the agency is normally liable to pay a weekly Class 1 (employed person) contribution in respect of him, whether the employment is full-time or only for a season. Leaflets are already available at all local offices of my Ministry which explain this obligation, and I have no information of any general misunderstanding by travel agencies.