§ 2. Colonel Ropner
asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he is aware of the delay which contributors to the National Health Scheme are experiencing in obtaining payment of sickness benefits; and whether he will take steps to ensure that applications for benefits are dealt with more speedily by his Department.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
I am not aware of any general delay in the payment of claims to sickness benefit. I am writing to the hon. and gallant Member about one case which he has raised with me.