HC Deb 23 July 1914 vol 65 cc624-5
70. Mr. BARNES

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware of the impasse at Kirkintilloch in regard to the treatment of tuberculosis cases; is he aware that the local health authority have declined to become responsible for insured persons whose money has been received by the Insurance Act authorities, but who cannot get treatment by those authorities; is he further aware that the cases of Nellie and Robert Woods and Donald M'Phee constitute a public danger; and what steps he proposes to take to get the insurance committee to do its duty or the local health authority to relieve them of it?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

It is the fact that the insurance committee of the county of Dumbarton have declined to recommend for sanatorium benefit certain insured persons suffering from tuberculosis, and that the local authority of the burgh of Kirkintilloch have not yet agreed to treat these cases. From the information before them the Local Government Board for Scotland are not satisfied that the cases of Nellie Woods and Donald McPhee are being properly treated, and they are in communication with the local authority on the whole subject.