HC Deb 06 February 1913 vol 48 c46W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the present condition of Stanmore, in Middlesex, where no insured person is able to obtain medical treatment, as neither of the local doctors is on the panel, nor can any member of a friendly society obtain medical treatment because the doctors ceased at the end of last year to be club doctors; and will he state what steps he proposes to take to remedy this state of affairs?


I am informed by the insurance committee that there has been no case at Stanmore in which an insured person requiring treatment has been unable to obtain such treatment from a doctor on the panel. I am also informed that the insurance committee consulted their committee of panel doctors, and that committee stated that in their opinion the difficulty referred to would be adequately met by the doctors in the neighbourhood undertaking the responsibility for the medical attendance and treatment of insured persons living at Stanmore.