§ 54. Mr. RUPERT GUINNESS
asked whether it is possible for members of the sect called Peculiar People, who have conscientious objections to ordinary medical treatment, to obtain exemption under the National Insurance Act, or whether they will be eligible for alternative benefits?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
Section 15 (3) of the Act provides that an insurance committee may allow insured persons to make their own arrangements for receiving medical attendance and treatment (including medicines and appliances), and in that case shall contribute from the funds out of which medical benefit is payable towards the cost of medical attendance and treatment (including medicines and appliances).