HC Deb 07 November 1911 vol 30 cc1616-7W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that under the existing rules of the Local Government Board for Ireland dispensary medical officers are prohibited from employing assistants; and whether, having regard to the additional work which will be thrown upon these officials under the provisions of the National Insurance Bill as applied to Ireland, he intends to make provision for removing the prohibition referred to?


I am aware that officers employed under the Poor Law are prohibited by the Local Government Board for Ireland from entrusting their duties to deputies, but I do not understand why the hon. Member apprehends so great an increase in their work as a result of the Insurance Bill.