HC Deb 09 December 1912 vol 45 c29

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been directed to the Resolution passed at a representative conference of Scottish county and burgh insurance committees, representing over 70 per cent. of the total insured persons in Scotland, held in Glasgow on the 2nd December, protesting against the proposal of the Government to allocate to the doctors for domiciliary treatment of consumption 6d. out of the 1s. 3d. provided by the National Insurance Act in respect of each insured person for defraying the cost of sanatorium benefit in each year, on the ground that such allocation will seriously affect the administration of the sanatorium benefit; and whether, having regard to the strong expression of opinion from Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom, he will consider as to making other arrangements so as to avoid encroaching upon the sum assured under the Act for sanatorium benefits?


My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer is receiving a deputation from Scottish Insurance Committees on this subject this afternoon.