§ 79. Mr. HARRY LAWSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what is the basis upon which contributions are made to the voluntary hospitals which, with the approval of the War Office, are admitting sick and wounded soldiers; whether such basis of contributions is uniform throughout the United Kingdom or whether a varying scale has been adopted; and, if so, upon what principle such variations are made?
I am glad to say that the use of these voluntary hospitals has not been offered on a commercial basis, and the assistance given from public funds has taken the form of a Grant-in-Aid on the basis of a daily rate per occupied bed. This rate is normally 2s., but in some cases a somewhat larger grant may be given by the General Officer Commanding.
§ Mr. LAWSON
Will a difference be made between general hospitals in the Metropolitan area and other hospitals?