HC Deb 05 March 1917 vol 91 cc35-6

asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, whether he is aware that certain insurance committees decline to pay the balances due to practitioners in respect of the year 1915 unless a special form of receipt and discharge is signed; and whether, as these moneys are payable unconditionally, he will take steps to see that the doctors concerned should receive equitable treatment and thus, by assuaging irritation, lighten their burdens during the pressure of work consequent upon the depletion of their numbers through enlistment?


No particular form of receipt has been prescribed by the Commissioners, but I shall be glad to consider, in any particular eases which my hon. Friend has in mind, any proposals in this direction calculated to remove irritation or lighten the pressure of work falling upon doctors, especially in view of the depletion of their numbers.