§ 61. Mr. BOOTH
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he is aware that the chairman of the Insurance Commission (England) informed the London Insurance Committee that the Local Government Board stipulated for a sum of £9,300 annually for a scheme of dispensary services to deal with tuber-culous patients; and whether he can give the committee any information to enable it to come to a decision about the proposed expenditure?
§ 63. Mr. BOOTH
asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, if he is aware that the chairman of the Insurance Commission (England) attended the London sanatorium sub-committee and asked for a yearly grant of £9,300 to be given to the Local Government Board for dispensary services, and that no particulars were given nor the grounds stated upon which this charge was based; and whether he can give any information as to how this sum has been arrived at?
§ The COMPTROLLER of the HOUSEHOLD (Mr. C. Roberts)
No, Sir, no such request was made to the London Insurance Committee as is stated in the question. The Insurance Commission merely communicated to the London Insurance Committee, for their consideration, certain proposals resulting from the negotiations undertaken, at the request of the London Insurance Committee, by the Local Government Board with the Metropolitan borough councils, together with an explanation of the principles on which those proposals were based. The reply to the second paragraph in the question has been given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Local Government Board in response to another question on the Paper to-day.
§ Mr. ROBERTS
I think I must refer my hon. Friend, for the explanation of that sum, to the President of the Local Government Board.