HC Deb 14 February 1913 vol 48 cc1405-6W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will explain how, having regard to the wording of Form 240/A.G.D. and Form 240a/A.G.D., the nature of the illness of an insured person is alone known to the doctor when the forms mentioned state the nature of the illness and have to be signed by a secretary of an approved society in which the person is insured?


The forms referred to are forms to be used by approved societies for the purpose of keeping a continuous record of the duration of every illness which incapacitates a member from work. Where the societies have knowledge, from whatever source, of the nature of the illness, they can, if they think fit, fill up the space in the form which is left for that purpose. These forms have no connection with the records kept by doctors.