§ 20. Captain Sir William Brass
asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the granting of free medical services to dependent children of serving sailors, soldiers and airmen, whose wives are only receiving small allowances, and in that way bring these children into line with the free medical services now provided for evacuated children?
§ 26. Mr. Henderson Stewart
asked the Minister of Health what steps are being taken to provide adequate medical attendance to the dependants of men serving in the armed forces?
§ 33. Mr. Dobbie
asked the Minister of Health whether he intends to make any arrangements for the medical attention, other than the provisions of the public assistance committee help, for the dependants of His Majesty's Forces; and, if so, what they are, and from what date they will operate?
§ 35. Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to provide 754 medical treatment for the dependants of men called up for active service, in view of the fact that the Government has already accepted responsibility for billeted children, and as it is not desirable to repeat the practice of the last war and leave the medical treatment of these persons to the Poor Law or the charity of doctors?
§ Mr. Elliot
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on the 18th January to the right hon. Member for Kirkcaldy (Mr. T. Kennedy).
§ Sir W. Brass
Is my right hon. Friend aware that these families are in very poor circumstances, and can he explain why they should not be treated in the same way as children in the evacuated areas and given free medical attention?
§ Mr. Elliot
As I have said, it is the concern of another office, but in my reply on 18th January I pointed out that we are now discussing the matter with this Office.
§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the proposal of the British Medical Association which suggested that persons of £250 per annum income should receive attention?
§ Mr. Robert Gibson
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that this is causing grave concern to the National Health Insurance Committee?