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payment of a fixed sum or a share in the earnings or otherwise, and the owner shall be deemed to be the employer for the purposes of this Act.


(a) Employment in the naval, military or air service of the Crown, including service in Officers' Training Corps, except as otherwise provided in this Act.

(b) Employment under the Crown or any local or other public authority where the Minister certifies that the terms of the employment are such as to secure provision in respect of sickness and disablement on the whole not less favourable than the corresponding benefits conferred by this Act.

(c) Employment as a clerk or other salaried official in the service of a railway or other statutory company, or of a joint committee of two or more such companies, where the Minister certifies that the terms of employment, including the rights of the person employed in such superannuation fund as is hereinafter mentioned, are such as to secure provision in respect of sickness and disablement on the whole not less favourable than the corresponding benefits conferred by this Act, and the person employed is entitled to rights in a superannuation fund established by Act of Parliament for the benefit of persons in such employment, or in Northern Ireland is entitled to rights in any such superannuation fund or in any railway superannuation fund which may be approved by the Ministry of Labour for Northern Ireland.

(d) [Not applicable to Scotland.-Ed.]

(e) Employment in Scotland as a teacher to whom a scheme under the Education (Scotland) (Superannuation) Act, 1919 (9 & 10 Geo. 5, c. 17), applies, or employment in a state-aided school in Scotland as a student provisionally recognised for temporary service as an uncertificated teacher pending completion of training.

(f) [Not applicable to Scotland.-ED.]

(g) Employment as a teacher in a public elementary school at any time after the person employed has undergone an examination in order to qualify for the position of a certificated teacher in such a school and before the announcement of the result of the examination.

(h) Employment as a teacher of any class which may be specified in a special order made after consultation with the Board of Education as being a class in the case of which the conditions of employment are similar to the conditions of employment prevailing in the case of teachers falling within the foregoing exceptions relating to teachers.

(i) Employment as an agent paid by commission or fees or a share in the profits, or partly in one and partly in another of such ways, where the person so employed is mainly dependent for his livelihood on his earnings from some other occupation, or where he is ordinarily employed as such agent by more than one employer, and his employment under no one of such employers is that on which he is mainly dependent for his livelihood.

(j) Employment in respect of which no wages or other money payment is made where the employer is the occupier of an agricultural holding and the employed person is employed thereon, or where the person employed is the child of or is maintained by, the employer.

(k) Employment otherwise than by way of manual labour and at a rate of remuneration exceeding in value two hundred and fifty pounds a year, or in cases where such employment involves part-time service only at a rate of remuneration which in the opinion of the Minister is equivalent to a rate of remuneration exceeding two hundred and fifty pounds a year for whole-time service.

(1) Employment of a casual nature otherwise than for the purposes of the employer's trade or business, and otherwise than for the purposes of any game or recreation where the persons employed are engaged or paid through a club, and in such case the club shall be deemed to be the employer.

(m) Employment of any class which may be specified in a special order as being

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of such a nature that it is ordinarily adopted as subsidiary employment only and not as the principal means of livelihood.

(n) Employment as an outworker where the person so employed is the wife of an insured person and is not wholly or mainly dependent for her livelihood on her earnings in such employment.

(0) Employment as a member of the crew of a fishing vessel where the members of the crew are remunerated by shares in the profits or the gross earnings of the working of the vessel in accordance with any custom or practice prevailing at any port if a special order is made for the purpose, and the particular custom or practice prevailing at the port is one to which the order applies.

(p) Employment in the service of the husband or wife of the employed person.

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In the case of employed contributors of either sex, of the age of eighteen or upwards, whose remuneration does not include the provision of board and lodging by their employer, and the rate of whose remuneration does not exceed 4s. a working day, the following shall be the rates of contribution :

(1) Where the rate of remuneration does not exceed 3s. a working day—

To be paid by the employer{}

for men.
for women

10d. a week.
9d. a week.

(2) Where the rate of remuneration exceeds 3s. but does not exceed 4s. a working

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Where it appears to the Minister that the persons employed by any employer or group of employers in any class or classes of work are in general in receipt of a rate of remuneration which, although liable to fluctuation, is normally within either of the limits of remuneration referred to in Part I. or Part II., as the case may be, of this Schedule, the Minister may by special order declare that all the persons employed by that employer or group of employers in that class or those classes of


work shall, for the purposes of this Act, but subject to any exceptions contained in the order, be treated as if they were constantly in receipt of the normal rate of remuneration, notwithstanding that those persons or any of them may in any week in fact receive a higher or lower rate of remuneration.

THIRD SCHEDULE (ss. 13, 75, 119).


1. Medical treatment and attendance for any person dependent upon the labour of a member.

2. The payment of the whole or any part of the cost of dental treatment.

3. An increase of sickness benefit and disablement benefit in the case either of all members of the society or of such of them as have any children or any specified number of children wholly or in part dependent upon them.

4. The payment of sickness benefit from the first, second or third day of incapacity. 5. The payment of a disablement allowance to members though not totally incapable of work.

6. An increase of maternity benefit.

7. Allowances to a member during convalescence from some disease or disablement in respect of which sickness benefit or disablement benefit has been payable. 8. The provision of premises suitable for convalescent homes and the maintenance of such homes.

9. The payment of pensions or superannuation allowances whether by way of addition to old age pensions under the Old Age Pensions Act, 1908 (8 Edw. 7, c. 40), as amended by any subsequent enactment, or otherwise.

10. The payment, subject to the prescribed conditions, of contributions to superannuation funds in which the members are interested.

11. Payments to members who are in want or distress, including the remission of arrears whenever the arrears may have become due.

12. Payments to members not allowed to attend work on account of infection. 13. Repayment of the whole or any part of contributions payable under this Act by members of the society or any class thereof.

14. Such other additional benefits, being of the same character as any of those herein before mentioned, as may be prescribed.

FOURTH SCHEDULE (ss. 82, 112).




1. If it appears to any auditor to whom the accounts of any insurance committee in Scotland (including the accounts of any officer or servant of the committee) have been submitted under this Act that any item of account is contrary to law, or that any money or income which ought to have been, is not brought into account, the auditor shall by an interim report under his hand, report thereon to the Board setting forth the grounds of his opinion as aforesaid; and the Board shall cause such interim report to be intimated to the committee or person affected thereby; and after such inquiry as the Board think fit they shall decide all questions raised

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by such interim report, and shall disallow all unlawful items of account and shall surcharge the amount of any unlawful payment or expenditure or of any loss or deficiency, upon any member, officer or servant of the committee or other person by whose negligence or misconduct that payment or expenditure has been made or authorised or that loss or deficiency has been incurred.

2. If the Board are of opinion that any disallowance or surcharge might lawfully be made, but that in the circumstances of the case it is equitable that the disallowance or surcharge should not be made, they may abstain from making the same:

Provided that where the payment or expenditure relates in whole or in part to moneys for the application of which provision is made by scheme, vote or regulation, the Board shall have regard to the terms of that scheme, vote or regulation.

3. Every sum determined by the Board under the provisions hereof to be due from any person shall be paid by such person to the Board within thirty days after such determination has been intimated to him, and if such sum is not so paid the Board may recover the same as a civil debt; and the costs of any proceedings for the recovery of any such sum so far as not recovered from the person surcharged shall be charged to the insurance committee.

On any such proceedings a certificate purporting to be signed by the Secretary of the Board or some person authorised by the Board to act on behalf of the Secretary shall be conclusive evidence of the facts certified.

4. Any person who knowingly recharges to the funds of an insurance committee any sum which has been disallowed by the Board under the provisions hereof shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding three times the amount of the sum so recharged.

FIFTH SCHEDULE (s. 93 (3)).


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Navy, Army and Air Force Insurance Fund.

Section 66 (3)

Section 83 (1)

Section 101 (2)

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Amalgamation, transfer of engagements, &c., of societies.

Secessions, expulsions and establishment and dissolution of branches.

Deposit contributors.

Crediting of reserve values.

Provision of funds for insurance committees.

Provisions as to death certificates.

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The whole Act, except subsections (1), (2),
and (3) of section sixty-four, sections
seventy-two and seventy-three, para-
graphs (3), (4), (5), (12) and (13) of section
eighty, paragraph (14) of section eighty-
one, and the short title in section one
hundred and fifteen.

The whole Act, except section one, sub-
sections (1), (3), and (4) of section forty-
one, and so much of subsection (2) of that
section as relates to expenses defrayed in
the exercise of any power of dealing with
tuberculosis or other disease, subsection
(2) of section forty-two, and subsection
(1) of section forty-three.
The whole Act.

The Government War Obliga- Section three.

tions Act, 1915.

The National Insurance (Part

I. Amendment) Act, 1917. The National Health Insurance Act, 1918.

The whole Act.

The whole Act.

The School Teachers (Super- Section seventeen.
annuation) Act, 1918.

The Scottish Board of Health
Act, 1919.

The Ministry of Health Act,

The National Health Insur-
ance Act, 1919.

The National Health Insur-
ance Act, 1920.

The National Health Insur-
ance Act, 1921.
The National Health Insur-
ance Act, 1922.


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Proviso (ii) to subsection (1) of section three
and section nine.
The whole Act.

The whole Act, except subsection (4) of
section two and subsection (1) of section
The whole Act.

Section two.


An Act to give effect to a Protocol on arbitration clauses signed on behalf of His Majesty at a meeting of the Assembly of the League of Nations held on the twenty-fourth day of September, nineteen hundred and twenty-three. [7th August 1924.]



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