§ 14. Sir HENRY CRAIK
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state what number of local authorities have taken advantage of the offer of 1853 the Chancellor of the Exchequer by which additional assistance is given to authorities who provide sanatorium benefit for other than insured persons; whether the local authority in London has made arrangements accordingly; and, if not, what means are open for securing sanatorium benefit in London for other than insured persons?
§ Mr. BURNS
Local authorities generally, in preparing their schemes, have made provision for the treatment of non-insured persons suffering from tuberculosis, as well as for insured persons. Fifteen dispensaries in the metropolis have been provisionally approved by the Local Government Board, at which treatment may be obtained by persons whether insured or not insured, and arrangements are in progress for the provision of sanatorium accommodation.
§ Sir HENRY CRAIK
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the East End there are several children for whom no sanatorium provision has been made by the local authority?