HC Deb 20 December 1912 vol 45 cc1861-2

I have been asked to withdraw the question which I have upon the Paper in view of the discussion which is to take place, but I think Borne answer should be given to it.


The hon. Member is not entitled to make that request; he must either ask his question or not.

3. Sir P. MAGNUS

I will ask the question: Whether in the event of insured persons making their own arrangements with medical practitioners, the whole of the sum of seven shillings available for medical benefit will be paid over to the insured person?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I understand that several Members wish to raise this question and discuss it this afternoon. It is obviously impossible to give an answer to the hon. Gentleman in the course of the minute or two at my disposal now. If the hon. Gentleman will put it to me in the course of the Debate, I shall be able to say something.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether it is not time that the straightforward course should be taken to carry out the provisions of the Act by employing those doctors who are willing to render proper service to the State?


That is a matter of argument.

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