HC Deb 23 March 1914 vol 60 cc22-3
48. Mr. CASSEL

asked the Prime Minister Whether the Government will introduce legislation to enable the expenditure incurred in treating insured persons suffering from tuberculosis in workhouse infirmaries to be recouped to the ratepayers?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

The question of the treatment of tuberculosis in insured persons is receiving consideration, but the Government have no intention of amending Section 12 of their National Insurance Act, 1911, in the direction suggested.