19. Mr. F. HALL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if the Pembrokeshire Insurance Committee has been paying :14 a week a patient to the Welsh National Memorial Association for the treatment of insured persons for tuberculosis; what is the total number of insured tuberculosis patients in the county; and what is the estimated income of the committee for this class of benefit during the present year?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The committee referred to has not entered into an agreement for the payment of :14 or any other sum per patient per week to the Welsh National Memorial Association, but, like all other insurance committees in Wales, is contributing for the present at the rate of 9d. per insured person per annum towards a comprehensive scheme for the institutional treatment of all classes of tuberculous patients. The number of insured tuberculosis patients in the county at present is twenty, and the estimated annual income of the committee in respect of sanatorium benefit is :1,195.
Mr. F. HALL
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is true that :14 per patient per week has been paid, and, if not, I think it is advisable that the statement should be contradicted?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I have given the answer to the hon. Gentleman that the committee has not entered into an agreement for the payment of :14 or any other sum. If the hon. Gentleman wishes to put further questions I should respectfully submit. to him to put them down.
§ Dr. ADDISON
If the statement were true may I ask whether the person would have any ground of complaint that he has not received ninepence for fourpence?