HC Deb 22 February 1938 vol 332 c184
41. Mr. Westwood

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is yet in a position to state the result of the negotiations with the family medical practitioners of Scotland for service to be rendered under the Maternity Services (Scotland) Act, 1937?

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir. Agreement has been reached with the Scottish Committee of the British Medical Association as to the revised terms of remuneration which they are prepared to recommend for acceptance by members of the association for medical services under the Maternity Services (Scotland) Act, 1937. It has been agreed that the basic fee should be 40s. per case for all attendances during pregnancy, labour and the lying-in period, including ante-natal examinations and a post-natal examination. Insured women are entitled to certain ante-natal services under the National Health Insurance scheme, and accordingly it has been agreed that in these cases the basic fee should be 36s. The terms will be subject to review at the end of an experimental period of two years. The Department of Health for Scotland are arranging to issue a circular to local authorities as soon as some minor points still outstanding are settled.

Mr. Westwood

Are we to understand now that there will be no more delay as between the local authorities and the medical practitioners in giving effect to the schemes referred to?

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir; I understand that.

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