43. Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will give information with regard to the case of a youth named Youatt, a contributor under the National Insurance Act, who has been turned over to the South Stoneham guardians by the Southampton insurance committee; when Youatt commenced to contribute to the Act; how long his contributions continued and the total amount paid by and on his behalf; when he first applied for sanatorium benefit; the date when his application was dealt with, and the nature of the benefit accorded him and the period for which it lasted; the reasons for his being compelled to leave the sanatorium; the total cost to the insurance committee of dealing with his case; the date when he entered the union infirmary; and whether any contribution has been or could legally be made towards his upkeep by the insurance committee?
§ Mr. W. BENN
The person referred to applied for sanatorium benefit on the 17th September, 1913, and this application was considered on the same day. He received domiciliary treatment from the 17th September to the 17th October, on which day he was sent to a residential institution. Treatment at this institution was discontinued in his case on the 17th January, 1914, for the reasons already stated in my previous reply to the hon. Member, and he applied to the relieving officer on the 2nd February. The rest of the information asked for is not available. The insurance committee are not empowered to make any contribution to the cost of maintenance or treatment in Poor Law institutions.