HC Deb 17 April 1913 vol 51 c2134W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether there is any intention to establish the Advisory Council recommended by the Departmental Committee on tuberculosis; and, if so, will any provision be made for the inclusion of representatives of approved societies on such council, having regard to the fact that a large contribution is made from the insurance funds for the purpose of research under Section 16 (2) (b) of the National Insurance Act?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Wilton on the 3rd instant. I would, however, point out that the function of the Advisory Council referred to in the question is to advise with regard to the application of moneys devoted to research, and that these moneys are derived entirely from a special State contribution and not from the funds of approved societies as stated in the question.