§ 67. Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the Conference of the Poor Law authorities on 18th February last, where it was stated that such authorities have spare accommodation for tuberculous persons; and whether, in view of the fact that there is still a shortage of accommodation for insured tuberculous persons which is causing delay in their treatment, he will do his best co effect a temporary arrangement similar to that in connection with the Metropolitan Asylums Board, so that such spare accommodation may be utilised for them?
It is not open to insurance committees to make arangements for the treatment of insured persons by Poor Law authorities. The case of the Metropolitan Asylums Board is governed, as the hon. Member knows, by special provisions in the 1913 Act.
§ Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON
Does not the hon. Member think that an amending Bill ought to be brought in to make it possible for the Poor Law authorities to give accommodation to insured persons who cannot get in elsewhere?