National Health Insurance Act, 1929

Amendments of the Act of 1923.

20.—(1) The following amendments are hereby made in the Act of 1923, that is to say:—

(a) in paragraph (b) of sub-section (1) of section 20 there shall be inserted after the word “soldier” now contained therein the words “who has enlisted for a period of not less than six months' army service, and”;

(b) in sub-section (2) of section 25 the words “other than a commissioned officer, a cadet who has become a member of the Armed Forces for the purposes of training for appointment to commissioned rank, or a man who on the completion of a period of army service has been transferred to the Reserve (in pursuance of Chapter V. of Part II. of the Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923 (No. 30 of 1923))” shall be substituted for the words “of whatever rank”.

(2) The expression “discharge” when used in Part IV. of the Act of 1923 in relation to a soldier shall include and be deemed always to have included transfer to the Reserve as aforesaid.

(3) The weekly contribution payable under section 20 of the Act of 1923 in respect of a soldier shall not be payable in respect of any period exceeding twenty-one days during which such soldier is absent without leave.