HC Deb 19 March 1913 vol 50 cc1027-8

asked whether the Insurance Committee in Scotland have been informed that the clerical work required to be performed by the doctors will be simplified; whether the conditions will be the same as in England; and when the doctors will receive notification of the changes?


I understand from the Scottish Commissioners that they have informed the insurance committees in Scotland that a modification in the system of keeping records is under consideration, and that a card system may be substituted for the day books if the doctors prefer it. Copies of a specimen page of a modified form of day book and of a specimen card are being distributed to the local medical committees so that their members may indicate their preference. It will be necessary to obtain information as to the wishes of doctors themselves before it can be stated whether the system ultimately adopted will be exactly the same in Scotland as in England. Doctors will be informed of the details of the new system at the earliest possible date.


Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake that the arrangements will be not less generous in Scotland than in England?


Certainly not less generous; acting on past precedents, probably more generous.