National Health Insurance (Prolongation of Insurance) [Money].

– in the House of Commons on 19th November 1931.

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Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 71A.

[CAPTAIN BOURNE in the Chair.]

Resolved, That it is expedient—

  1. (a) to amend the Sub-section substituted by the National Health Insurance Act, 1928 (hereinafter referred to as 'the Act of 1928'), for Sub-section (3) of Section three of the National Health Insurance Act, 1924 (hereinafter referred to as 'the Act of 1924'), by providing that a person who has, under the said substituted Sub-section, or under that Sub-section as applied by the regulations made under Section twenty-three of the Act of 1928, or as amended by Section one of the National Health Insurance (Prolongation of Insurance) Act, 1930, been treated as an employed contributor insured under the Act of 1924, shall continue to be so treated until the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, if he satisfies the condition contained in paragraph (a) of the said Sub-section, and also the following condition, that is to say, if he proves within the prescribed time that throughout the period during which he was by virtue of the said substituted Sub-section, or of that Sub-section as so applied or amended as aforesaid, treated as an employed contributor insured under the Act of 1924, he was at all times when not employed within the mean- 1168 ing of the Act of 1924 either available for but unable to obtain employment within the meaning of the Act of 1924, or incapable of work by reason of some specific disease or bodily or mental disablement of which notice was given within the prescribed time;
  2. (b) to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament—
    1. (i) of a sum equal to thirty-six Contributions (at the rate of ninepence in the case of a man and eightpence halfpenny in the case of a woman) in respect of every person to whom this Resolution applies, such sum to be paid or credited to the fund or account out of which the benefits to which that person is entitled are defrayed; and
    2. (ii) of the additional cost of benefits under the Act of 1924, and the expenses of administration of those benefits (so far as such cost and expenses are payable out of moneys provided by Parliament) consequent on the provisions of paragraph (a) of this Resolution."—[[King's Recommendation signified.]—[Mr. Ernest Brown]

Resolution to be reported To-morrow.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

It being after half-past Eleven of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned accordingly at Twenty-nine Minutes before Twelve O'Clock.