§ 16. Mr. GODFREY LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked whether the statistics and clinical information regarding the administration of sanatorium benefit from 12th July, 1912, to 14th January, 1914, which insurance committees were requested to supply to the Commissioners by 26th January, will be laid before this House; and, if so, when?
§ Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)
As indicated in my reply to the hon. Member for South Norfolk on the 12th instant, a return on the subject of the administration of sanatorium benefit is in course of preparation, and will shortly be laid before this House; but the precise manner in which the information recently obtained for the purpose from insurance committees can most conveniently be presented is still under consideration.
§ 22. Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to the statement in paragraph 11, page 171, of the report of a sub-committee of the West Ham Insurance Committee that, out of ninety-five tuberculous persons receiving domiciliary treatment in their area at the end of 1913, no less than thirty-seven were sleeping in the same rooms as other persons; and what the Government propose to do in the matter?
§ 28. Mr. CASSEL
asked whether a number of insured consumptives, especially patients with advanced disease, are being treated in workhouse infirmaries; and whether it is proposed to make any payment to the guardians for their maintenance in such cases?
§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
Are we to understand that "workhouse infirmaries" and "first-class hotels" are relative terms in the opinion of His Majesty's Government?
§ Mr. CASSEL
Will the Government in these cases of insured persons suffering from tuberculosis who are sent to workhouse infirmaries recoup the guardians the expense?