HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 c20

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state on what date and out of what moneys the £4 5s. per 1,000 of the population mentioned in Clause 34 of the Memorandum No. 112, I.C., dealing with the administration of sanatorium benefit, will be paid over to the provisional insurance committees?


also asked whether the 1s. 3d. provided for in Clause 16 of the National Insurance Act, in respect of every insured person, will be available for sanatorium benefit for the first year commencing 15th July, 1912?


Provision will be made to meet expenditure necessarily incurred on sanatorium benefit between now and January next by the insurance committees out of the National Health Insurance Fund. The precise dates of issue will depend upon the moneys from time to time available upon the account of the fund and the requirements of the respective committees. The sum mentioned in the Memorandum 112, I.C. is about half the estimated normal half-year's contributions for sanatorium benefit, and represents the amount which the Commissioners think will be required in the first half-year for the treatment of insured persons. If more than this sum be required for treatment of such patients, it will be possible to make a further allocation within the amount indicated by the Act.