§ Captain KNIGHT
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether there is any obligation on county health committees to make payments, in advance or otherwise, to medical aid associations, approved under the Act, on account of members of approved societies who desire to take their medical benefit through such associations; and, if so, whether such payments ought to be made on the same dates as those made to panel doctors?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
An insurance committee may contribute towards the expenses of the treatment furnished by any Approved Institution to insured persons, who are members of the institution. Before making any contribution towards the expenses of the treatment furnished by any Approved Institution, the insurance 245W committee will have to satisfy itself as to the cost of the treatment furnished by the institution, by inspection of the audited accounts, or such other evidence as may be considered necessary. Subject to this and to a guarantee that the rules of the institution will comply with the Medical Regulations and the conditions of the Parliamentary Grant, it will be open to the insurance committee to make payments on account of the sum to be ultimately contributed to the institution on any date that may be convenient.