HC Deb 10 November 1920 vol 134 c1170
39. Brigadier-General COLVIN

asked the Minister of Health the cost involved in preparing, printing, and issuing to insurance committees the new medical record cards to be kept by insurance practitioners after 1st January, 1921; the estimated expenditure of insurance committees for writing the record cards and supplying the cards to the practitioners; and the estimated annual expenditure of carrying out the proposed procedure in the transmission of record cards in the cases of persons removing from one district to another?


The estimated initial outlay for England and Wales on the new permanent medical records is, under the first part of the question, £38,000, and under the second part, £19,000. With regard to the third part, it is not possible to give a reliable estimate of the yearly cost of transmision of the record cards, but it should fall considerably short of the annual expenditure on the old medical record cards and doctors' register cards, both of which will be replaced by the new permanent medical record card.