HC Deb 31 March 1914 vol 60 c1008

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the decision of the county of Worcester local medical committee that vaccine injections and operations for appendicitis shall not form part of the medical benefit for insured persons; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter, so that insured persons shall have the adequate treatment to which they are statutorily entitled?

Mr. WEDGWOOD BENN (Lord of the Treasury)

The medical benefit regulations provide that any question as to whether an insured person is entitled to any particular service should be considered by the local medical committee and the insurance committee, and their conclusions reported to the Commissioners, by whom the question might further he referred for decision by a board of referees specially constituted for the purpose. My right hon. Friend understands that in the cases referred to no decision has yet been reached, and it would be premature therefore to make any statement on the subject.