§ Sir THOMAS ESMONDE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps should be taken by Irish boards of guardians to obtain Grants for the treatment of consumptive patients, either in sanatoria or in the local infirmaries, or for making better provision for their treatment in connection with the local infirmaries?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
Under Section 16 of the National Insurance Act local Insurance committees are prohibited from making arrangements with Poor Law authorities for the treatment of insured persons. With regard to the distribution to local authorities or other bodies of the sum available for the provision of, or making Grants in aid to, sanatoria and other institutions in accordance with Section 64 of the National Insurance Act and Section 16 of the Finance Act, 1911, I understand that the Irish Local Government Board are preparing a circular to be addressed to county councils in Ireland dealing with the subject.