HC Deb 13 February 1924 vol 169 cc842-3
14. Sir K. WOOD

asked the Minister of Health whether he has received the Report of the Committee of Inquiry appointed to consider the remuneration to be paid to National Health Insurance practitioners; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?


The recommendations of the court of inquiry have already been published, but I am not at this stage prepared to anticipate the provisions of any legislation required to give effect to these recommendations.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say what is the extra sum involved as a result of the Report? Is he prepared to receive a deputation of representatives of approved societies who have some regard to their funds, before he comes to any decision on this matter?


The whole matter is now receiving the consideration of the Cabinet, and a statement will be made as early as possible.


Is not every Member of the Cabinet—without one exception— pledged not to take any money legally belonging to these societies?

17. Sir K. WOOD

asked the Prime Minister whether he proposes to advise the setting up of a Royal Commission to investigate the medical service under the National Insurance Act and kindred matters?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. J. Ramsay MacDonald)

Perhaps the hon. Member will he good enough to put the question down for this day week, when I shall be able to give him a reply.