HC Deb 02 March 1915 vol 70 c650
21. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, as representing the Insurance Commissioners, whether his attention has been called by the Commissioners to the case of Sam. E. Field-house, a member of the Stuff Pressers' Approved Society, who has been discharged as an incurable from a sanatorium for consumptives, and who is now refused the extra nourishment he requires and which he received previous to being given institutional treatment; and, if so, what action he intends to take in order to enable the insured patient to obtain the extra nourishment which he needs and for which he has paid his contributions?

The CHANCELLOR of the DUCHY of LANCASTER (Mr. Montagu)

My attention has been drawn to the case referred to. The supply of additional nourishment in a particular case is a matter within the discretion of the insurance committee, who would of course take into account the nature of the other claims before them, and the necessity of employing the funds at their disposal to the greatest advantage.