HC Deb 12 February 1931 vol 248 cc582-3

asked the Minister of Health whether the application of the Eccles and Patricroft (Lancashire) Hospital, to be registered under the National Health Insurance Act for the supply of drugs, medicines and appliances, has been granted?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Arthur Greenwood)

These applications are addressed not to me but to Insurance Committees. I understand that the Lancashire Insurance Committee have felt unable to entertain an application from this hospital on the ground that it does not comply with the statutory conditions governing admission to any list of insurance chemists.


asked the Minister of Health if he will state the total contributions of the workers to health insurance, and the total health insurance benefits paid, during each of the last three years?


As the answer involves a number of figures I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The amount of the employés' portion of the health insurance contributions and the total amount of health insurance benefits expenditure in Great Britain for each of the last three years are approximately as follow:

Employés' contributions. Benefits expenditure.
£ £
1928 12,600,000 32,300,000
1929 12,700,000 34,500,000
1930 12,800,000 32,550,000