§ Mr. C. BATHURST
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether insurance committees can enter into an arrangement with the nursing associations in their area for the nursing of all insured persons in that area and make money grants, under Section 21 of the National Insurance Act, for the support of their nurses engaged in this work, or whether they are only entitled to make such an arrangement and money grant with respect to deposit contributors?225W
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The contributions contemplated by Section 21 of the National Insurance Act would be made in respect of deposit contributors only by insurance committees, any contributions in respect of members of societies being made by those societies. Insurance committees have power to make payments for nurses, to a limited extent, in respect of members of approved societies as well as deposit contributors out of the sanatorium funds available under Section 16 of the Act and in some cases arrangements of the kind have been made.