73. Mr. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether accommodation in a sanatorium has yet been provided for Mr. Branson, who applied for treatment in August last; and whether any additional accommodation has been placed at the disposal of the Essex Insurance Committee to enable the other nineteen applicants, who have been refused treatment owing to want of accommodation, to obtain the sanatorium benefit to which they are entitled under the National Insurance Act?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I understand that accommodation has now been provided and that Mr. Branson is being removed to-day. Additional accommodation for other cases has also been secured, and I am informed that a scheme for the provision of a temporary sanatorium for the treatment of about fifty cases is now under consideration.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the accommodation offered is in an infectious hospital, where there is no resident medical officer?