HC Deb 01 March 1938 vol 332 c917
60. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Health under what authority medical superintendents of mental hospitals, visiting committees, or public authorities, charge for services rendered in connection with proceedings for divorce taken under the Matrimonial Causes Act?

Mr. Bernays

If the hon. Member will send me particulars of the charge for services to which he refers, I will make inquiries.

Mr. Sorensen

Does the hon. Gentleman realise that, in fact, proceedings under this Act do involve a certain amount of expense and loss of time to medical superintendents, and in the circumstances can he not give some indication of whether charges could be made on behalf of the local authorities for such services?

Mr. Bernays

It is not yet established that payment for such services is required, but, as I have said, my right hon. Friend will make inquiries.