HC Deb 21 October 1969 vol 788 c193W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent consideration he has given to the National Insurance status of Members of Parliament, particularly in regard to their eligibility for unemployment benefit in the event of their losing their job, and in regard to their entitlement to earnings-related benefits; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ennals

Members of Parliament, not being employed under contracts of service, are self-employed for National Insurance purposes. Their position under the new earnings-related system is being considered.

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