§ 33. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, whether he has at any time received complaints from any quarter that the medical service provided under the State Health Insurance scheme is inadequate or inefficient; and, if so, what steps does he propose to take to improve this service?
§ Major BOYD-CARPENTER
Insurance Committees are required to investigate all specific complaints of failure on the part of insurance practitioners to carry out their obligations. Reports of all these investigations are forwarded to the Ministry of Health and, where necessary, disciplinary action is taken. The question how far the service could be improved without unduly increasing the cost is under consideration in connection with the revision of the present agreement as to the capitation fee which expires at the end of next year.