§ 81. Mr. G. Griffiths
asked the Minister of Health the number of men and of women in Great Britain who were entitled 2067 to benefits under the National Health Insurance Acts at the end of 1938?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health (Mr. Bernays)
The number of men in Great Britain entitled to benefit under the National Health Insurance Act, 1936, on 31st December, 1938, was approximately 13,573,000 and the number of women was 6,704,000. In addition approximately 450,000 boys and 400,000 girls were entitled to medical benefit under the National Health Insurance (Juvenile Contributors and Young Persons) Act, 1937.
§ 82. Mr. Griffiths
asked the Minister of Health the amount of the Treasury contribution to the National Health Insurance Scheme for the year 1938?
§ Mr. Bernays
The amount paid from the Exchequer towards the cost of National Health Insurance in Great Britain in the year ended 31st December, 1938, was £6,706,000. This figure does not include the cost of central administration of the scheme which was wholly borne by the Exchequer.