HC Deb 24 April 1918 vol 105 cc983-4
33. Major HUNT

asked the Pensions Minister whether any home has been provided for sailors and soldiers discharged from the Army suffering from consumption where they can be kept for more than three months; and, if not, whether he will consider the necessity of providing such a home for men with this disease, and in view of the fact that men sent home are liable to infect other members of their family with the disease?


The responsibility for securing the necessary treatment in cases of tuberculosis falls primarily on the National Health Insurance Commissioners, but in cases of advanced disease, in which the danger of infection referred to by the hon. and gallant Member specially applies, I have undertaken to defray the entire cost of treatment for whatever period it may be required, and I have taken steps to secure additional accommodation for cases of this class.