44 and 55. Mr. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury (44) whether, as the relations of the doctors with the insurance committees under the German sickness, accident, and invalidity insurance are subject to written contracts, he will publish a copy of such contracts, together with the actual figures of the fees payable thereunder; (55) whether the total cost of medical and sanatorium benefits under the German insurance scheme for sickness, invalidity, and accident insurance amounts to approximately 14s. per insured person per annum, inclusive of drugs and the treatment of the sick in hospitals and in institutions; and whether he can say how much of the 14s. is actually paid to the German doctors?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I am having prepared a Paper dealing with the cost of medical benefit in Germany and the scope and nature of medical attendance and treatment there. The Paper will give collections of agreements entered into by German doctors and their associations under the German scheme and of the fees payable thereunder. No figures would be of any value without fuller explanations than could be included in an answer to a Parliamentary question.