§ 22. Sir J. D. REES
asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the Insurance Commissioners, whether the Government has sanctioned the distribution proposed by the London Insurance Committee of the unallocated surplus of about £200,000 in the panel fund to the doctors on the panel; and whether legal advice has been taken by the Insurance Commissioners as to the legality of such distribution?
The proposals of the London Insurance Committee as to the manner in which the sum at issue (the amount of which is overstated in the question) is to be distributed among the doctors, have not as yet been submitted to the Commissioners.
§ Mr. IAN MALCOLM
Would it be possible for the unpaid chemists' bill to be paid out of the surplus before the surplus is distributed?
§ Sir J. D. REES
Will the Insurance Commissioners distribute this amount in this manner if a legal opinion to the contrary holds the field?
When the decision of the insurance committee is submitted to the Commissioners, they will be able to come to a decision.