HC Deb 01 November 1913 vol 43 cc719-20W

asked whether, in the revised system of payment of the doctors for their services under the National Insurance Act, any difference will be made in the mileage allowance for urban and country practitioners, respectively?


No part of the new Grant which Parliament will be asked to make is specifically ear-marked for mileage, but this does not prevent an arrangement for this purpose being made. The distribution of the total sum to be provided for medical remuneration, and the assignment of special portions to special services, is largely a matter for the medical profession, and any proposals which appear to command the general support of the profession will receive careful consideration.