§ 42. Mr. NEWBOULD
asked the Minister of Health the number of invalided seamen, marines, and soldiers entitled to medical benefit under the National Insurance Acts in England, Scotland, and Wales, respectively?
§ Dr. ADDISON
In September, 1917, special arrangements were made as to the provision of medical benefit for men in valided from war services; the approximate number of men admitted to this benefit under those arrangements is 318,000, being 270,000 in England, 28,000 in Scotland, 20,000 in Wales. But there is an additional number of such men who, having commenced to be eligible for medical benefit before September, 1.917, are not included in these figures; the number of these is not known, as they are merged in the civil population.