§ MR. PELL
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, in the Medical Relief Disqualification Removal Bill, the term medical assistance is intended to cover what is generally known as medical extras—namely, wine, spirits, malt liquor, beef, and other butcher's meat; and, whether, in order to avoid misconception, he will in the Bill define what is meant by medical assistance?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR)
The term medical assistance is not intended to cover the medical extras referred to. The words used are the same as those in the Registration (Ireland) Act, and it does not appear to me to be necessary to introduce in the Bill any definition of the term.
§ MR. JESSE COLLINGS
Will the Bill not cover everything ordered by the medical officer, no matter what the articles may be?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD
These are all matters to be debated in Committee. It is not convenient to enter into a discussion now.