§ 28. Mr. THOMAS LEWIS
asked the Minister of Health the amount actually credited to approved societies in accordance with Section 4 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1926, as amended by Section 21 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1928, for the purpose of preventing insured persons who are in arrears from being, or continuing to be, subject to reduction or suspension of benefits?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Arthur Greenwood)
The sum of £500,000 available in respect of arrears in the contribution year ended 7th July, 1929, is in process of distribution to approved societies. The distribution of the £500,000 in respect of arrears in the contribution year ended 6th July, 1930, is awaiting the receipt of returns from the societies.
§ 30. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to make 2186 such alterations in the present regulations as will permit co-operative societies to make a monetary payment to their customers in respect of national health insurance prescriptions?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
This matter has been the subject of very recent legal proceedings, and until the period for appeal against the decision has expired, it would not be proper for me to make any statement.