HC Deb 13 December 1922 vol 159 c2924
58. Viscount EDNAM

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, the present total disposable surplus of approved societies; and what grants, if any, are being made from this surplus to those hospitals which have, at considerable pecuniary loss, undertaken the treatment of their members?


The total disposable surplus of approved societies and branches in England disclosed as the result of the first valuation was about £8,000,000, the major portion of which the members elected to take in the form of an increase of the ordinary cash benefits. Of the balance a sum of £950,596 has been allocated by certain societies for payments to hospitals and convalescent homes during the period from July, 1921, to July, 1926.