HC Deb 13 May 1912 vol 38 cc913-4W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if the Government or the Insurance Commissioners have yet determined the amount to be paid to chemists for medicine, drugs, and appliances under the National Insurance Act; if so, what is the amount per each insured person; and what is the definition of what a chemist has to supply for this sum; (2) if it is now the intention of the Government to allow, or if it has agreed to allow, doctors to do their own dispensing; and (3) if the proposed payment of 6s. per head of insured persons for medical attendance will be increased; will chemists still receive 1s. 6d. per head of insured persons; and will that sum be provided by the doctors or by the Insurance Fund?


Questions connected with the administration of medical benefit are being considered in conference with the medical representatives on the Advisory Committee, and I can make no statement at present as to the result of these deliberations.