§ Mr. Mathew
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if she will clarify, and if necessary amend, the regulations so that school leavers who become trainees in professional offices or in trades and who are paid less than, 169W 40s. a week are exempted from substantial insurance contributions during the training period.
§ Mr. Pentland
My right hon. Friend does not think it would be right to withdraw from these young trainees the rights to National Insurance benefits which flow from their and their employers' contributions.