HC Deb 03 December 1928 vol 223 cc819-20
32. Viscount SANDON

asked the Minister of Health whether local authorities will have power, except in cases of infectious disease, to recover from the non-destitute expenses for treatment in their hospitals as well as for maintenance, to which he stated it was limited, in view of the terms of the last two lines of Subsection (3) of Section 13 of the Local Government Bill?


Yes, Sir, to the extent of the average daily expenditure of the hospital on treatment, but not by reference to the actual cost of the treatment of the particular patient.