HC Deb 09 December 1912 vol 45 cc29-30

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been directed to the formation of workers' associations in connection with collieries and other large industrial works on the lines of the existing works' doctor system in order to provide medical attendance for dependants along with medical attendance to insured contributors under the National Insurance Act; and whether, as the matter is one closely affecting the administration of the medical benefit under the National Insurance Act, he will see that every assistance is given by the Insurance Commissioners in the formation of such associations and in securing their recognition by the Insurance Committees as providing proper medical attendance and treatment under Sub-sections (3) and (4) of Section 15 of the National Insurance Act?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The attention of insurance committees has been called to the necessity for making provision for such cases as are referred to in the question, and model forms of application for approval have been issued.