HC Deb 16 June 1913 vol 54 c47W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether there is any means by which the county insurance committee of any particular county in Ireland could send to a sanatorium a person who had been suffering from tuberculosis prior to the passing of the National Insurance Act, and who for that reason could not become insured through not being able to work; and, in view of the number of such cases, will some provision be made for these poor people?


Insurance committees have power under the National Insurance Act to extend sanatorium benefit to the dependants of insured persons, and in Ireland it is further open to a county council under the Tuberculosis Prevention (Ireland) Acts, 1908 and 1913, to provide treatment for all the inhabitants, insured or uninsured, of their county, who may be suffering from tuberculosis.