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(i) no deductions from benefits shall be made on account of
(iii) there shall in each year be repaid to the Navy and Army
(iv) if a man who is so entitled to benefits payable out of the
(4) In the application of this Part of this Act to a man who is or has been a seaman, marine, or soldier, and to whom this section applies
(i) the date of his entry or enlistment as a seaman, marine, or
(ii) [Repealed by Section 24 (6) of the National Health Insurance Act,
(iii) a seaman, marine, or soldier during his term of service shall,
(5) Discharge (b) shall, in the case of a seaman, marine, or soldier who on the completion of any term of service is transferred to a reserve, include such transfer.
(6) This section shall not apply to a seaman, marine, or soldier who entered or enlisted before the age of sixteen until he attains that age, and on attaining that age shall apply to him as if he had entered or enlisted at the time when he attained that age.
(7) The foregoing provisions of this section shall, subject to such adaptations and modifications as may be prescribed, apply to men belonging to the Naval Reserves when employed on service during war or any
(a) See now, however, Section 1 of the National Insurance (Part I. Amendment) Act, 1915 (p. 89), as amended by Section 1 of the National Insurance (Part I. Amendment) Act, 1917 (p. 91), and by Section 47 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 117), which provides (subject to certain conditions therein specified) for a reduction of benefit by five shillings a week where a pension for disablement in the highest degree in consequence of the present war has been given, and Section 2 of the Act of 1917 above referred to, which provides that in certain cases where a gratuity has been awarded any portion of which is in respect of temporary disablement due to war service, the recipient shall not be entitled to sickness or disablement benefit until he has been in insurable employment for a given number of weeks since leaving naval, military, or other pensionable service.
(b) A seaman, marine, or soldier, who absents himself on desertion is to be deemed to have been discharged on the date on which he so absents himself, and to re-enter or re-enlist on the date on which the absence terminates: see Section 24 (7) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 110).
1911. s. 46.
1. 47-48. emergency, and to men of the Army Reserve when called cct on permanent service, and to mep of the Tentonal Force when called out ca embodiment a, but, except as aforesaid, shall not apply to any such men.
8. Where a man of the Naval Reserves, the Army Reserve, or the Territorial Force is being trained and is in receipt of pay out of the moneys provided by Parliament for Nary or Amy services he shal, for the purposes of this Part of this Act, be deemed, whilst so training, to be employed within the meaning of this Part of this Act and to be in the sole employment of the Crown Provided that this subsection shail not apply to a man who was not immediately before the training an insured person, except in such cases and under such circumstances as may be specified in a special order made by the Insurance Commissioners.
47-This Section, which contained special provisions as to rates of contribution, commencement and duration of sickness benefit. &c., in cases There the employer of an empioned contributor was liable to pay nages during sickness, was repeated by Section 25 1 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 p. 111
48--In the application of this Part of this Act to masters, seamen, and apprentices to the sea service and the sea fishing service, the folicwing provisions shall have effect:
(1) Neither sickness benefit nor disablement benefit shall be paid to a master, seaman, or apprentice suffering from any disease or disablement in respect of any period during which the owner of the ship is under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, as amended by any subsequent enactment, or otherwise, liable to defray the expense of the necessary surgical and medical advice and attendance and medicine, and of his maintenance b, and he shall not be entitled to medical benefit during such period :
Provided that, in respect of that part of such period as aforesaid during which the owner of the ship is not liable to pay wages to the master, seaman, or apprentice so suffering from disease or disablement, sickness benefit may be paid in whole or part if such master, seaman, or apprentice has dependants (c), and the benefit so paid shall be paid to, or applied for the relief or maintenance of, such dependants in such manner as the society or committee by which the benefit is administered, after consultation whenever possible with the master, seaman, or apprentice, thinks fit 'd,.
(2) In the case of masters, seamen, and apprentices serving on foreign going ships or ships engaged in regular trade on foreign
(a) By Section 1 of the National Insurance (Navy and Army) Act, 1914 (p. 88), and Section 2 of the National Insurance (Navy and Army) Act, 1914 (Session 2) (p. 88), Section 46 of this Act was made to apply to seamen, marines, and soldiers specially entered or enlisted for the purposes of the present war, and to all persons who, being previously insured, serve during the present war as commissioned or warrant officers of the naval reserves, or officers of the reserve or of the territorial force, or are granted temporary commissions in the regular forces during the continuance of the present war as it applies to men of the territorial force called out on embodiment.
(b) By Section 27 (1) (a) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 111), the words "but, for the purpose of calculating the rate and duration of sickness benefit, such benefit shall be deemed to have been paid from the commencement of the disease or disablement until the determination of such lability na aforesaid," which were formerly inserted here, were repealed; and Section 27 (4) of that Act (p. 112) provides that any period during which, under the provisions of Section 48 (1), & master, seaman. or apprentice is not entitled to sickness or disablement benefit is, for the purposes of Section 8 (1) (c) and Section 8 (5) of the principal Act, to be disregarded.
(c) Section 27 (3) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 112), provides that the provisions contained in this proviso shall have effect whether the master, seaman or apprentice was serving in a home-trade ship or in any other ship, and accordingly the words "and was serving on a home-trade ship" which were formerly inserted here were ropealed.
(d) This proviso was added by Section 23 (1) of the National Insurance Act, 1913 (p. 80), but see footnote (c) above as to the omission of certain words formerly contained therein.
stations, the employed rate and the employer's contributions
(a) [Repealed by Section 27 (1) (a) of the National Health
(b) there shall be credited to the approved society of
(3) A master, seaman, or apprentice who is neither domiciled nor
(6) All contributions paid by employers in respect of masters,
(a) Substituted by Section 27 (1) (b) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 111), for the provisions formerly contained here.
(b) See footnote (c) on p. 27.
(c) But see Section 23 (2) of the National Insurance Act, 1913 (p. 80), as to the admission to the Seamen's National Insurance Society of masters, seamen, and apprentices to the sea service or sea-fishing service who are entitled to be or become voluntary contributors, and as to allowing members who leave the sea service and who are or continue to be voluntary contributors to remain members of the Society.
(d) For authority to credit to this fund a proportion of the sums represented by contributions on unclaimed cards of masters, seamen and apprentices on foreign-going ships or ships engaged in regular trade on foreign stations, see the proviso to Section 29 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 113).
1911. s. 48.
persons, and the scheme shall provide for the representatives of insured persons being selected from the members of the Seamen's National Insurance Society and of any other societies more than three-fourths of whose members are masters, seamen, or apprentices to the sea service or the sea-fishing service, as nearly as may be in proportion to the membership of such societies respectively.
The accounts of the said special fund shall be subject to audit, and the fund shall be subject to the provisions of this Act relating to valuations, surpluses and deficiencies (subject to the prescribed modifications) as if it were an approved society.
The said governing body shall, subject to the approval of the Board of Trade and of the National Health Insurance Joint Committee prepare a scheme for the provision of such benefits out of the sums credited to the said special fund for masters, seamen, and apprentices, being members of approved societies, as are specified in the scheme (including pensions for masters and seamen with long sea service), and the scheme may provide for preference being given to masters and seamen who have served in foreign-going ships or ships engaged in foreign trade over those who have served in coasting and home trade ships, and for such preference being proportionate to the length of time spent in the first-mentioned service.
The cost of any benefits under the said scheme shall be paid as to the proper proportion thereof out of moneys provided by Parliament, and the expenses of administering the benefits under the said scheme shall, up to the prescribed amount, be apportioned in the prescribed manner among and paid as expenses of administration of those societies whose members include persons entitled to the said benefits (a) :
(7) [Repealed by Section 27 (1) (c) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 111).]
(8) The rules of the Seamen's National Insurance Society shall provide for allowing a member who leaves the sea service and is unable to obtain admission to another approved society on account of the state of his health to continue a member of the Seamen's National Insurance Society for the purposes of this Part of this Act (b) (c) :
(9) [Repealed by Section 27 (1) (a) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 111).]
(10) Expressions in this section have the same meaning as in the
(a) Substituted by Section 27 (1) (c) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 111). By Section 27 (2) of that Act (p. 112) it is provided that any contributions paid under sub-section (6) in the form in which it formerly stood to the Seamen's National Insurance Society before the commencement of the Act of 1918 shall, so far as unex. pended and together with any accumulations of interest thereon, be transferred to the special fund for which provision is made by sub-section (6) as printed above. (b) See footnote (c) on the preceding page.
(c) By Section 27 (1) (a) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 111), certain further provisions which were formerly contained in this sub-section were repealed.
of medical benefit, shall not apply to any such master, seaman,
(12) Members of the Seamen's National Insurance Society shall,
49. [This Section, which contained special provisions respecting the insurance during employment of persons over sixty-five at the commencement of the Act, was repealed by Section 3 (2) of the National Insurance Act, 1913 (p. 75).]
1911. S. 49-53.
50. Where it is proved to the satisfaction of the Insurance Com- Special missioners that a trade or business carried on by any employers is of provisions as a seasonal nature and subject to periodical fluctuation, and that those trades. employers systematically employ persons throughout the year and work short time during the season when the trade or business is depressed, the Insurance Commissioners may make a special order reducing, as respects such persons, the employed rate and the contributions payable by the employers and contributors to such extent and for such period in the year as may be specified in the order, and increasing such rate and contributions to a corresponding extent and for a corresponding period during the remainder of the year, and the order may contain such incidental, supplemental and consequential provisions as may appear necessary for adapting the other provisions of this Part of this Act to cases under this section.
51. [This Section, which contained special provisions respecting the exemption from insurance of inmates of charitable homes, &c., was repealed by Section 35 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 114).]
52. [This Section, which contained special provisions as to certain leachers in public elementary schools who passed out of insurance, was repealed by Section 28 (2) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 113). For provisions respecting the exclusion of teachers from insurance, see First Schedule, Part II (d), of this Act (p. 68) and Section 28 (1) of the Act of 1918 (p. 112).]
53.-(1) This Part of this Act shall apply to persons employed by or under the Crown, other than those with respect to whom special provision is made by this Part of this Act, in like manner as if the employer were a private person :
Provided that, in the case of a person employed in the private service of the Crown, the head of the department of the Royal Household in which he is employed shall be deemed to be his employer.
(2) [This sub-section, which extended, with modifications, the provisions of Section 47 to certain persons in the service of the Crown, was repealed by Section 48 (4) of the National Health Insurance Act, 1918 (p. 117), Section 47 itself having also been repealed by Section 26 (1) of that Act (p. 111).]
Application to other persons of the Crown,
in the service