HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1821-2
62. Mr. NUGENT

asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, if he is now in a position to state what arrangements have been made by the Statutory Committee with regard to the treatment of discharged and disabled soldiers and sailors in Ireland; and if he will see that any arrangements that are come to will be administered on similar lines to those proposed in the case of Great Britain, namely, by the Irish Insurance Commissioners, who have all the machinery necessary to administer medical benefit if sufficient money is provided, and thereby avoid the necessity of these soldiers having to look for treatment under the Poor Law medical system administered by the Local Government Board, Ireland?


I am not in a position to make an announcement at the present moment, as the matter is still under consideration.


Does this class of men come under the Committee announced by the Secretary of State for War two days ago?


As the matter is not definitely settled, I do not think I can reply to a definite question and until further details are given in reference to the announcement made here.


Will the hon. Gentleman see that the men are not put under two bodies?