HC Deb 27 August 1914 vol 66 cc181-2W
Major HOPE

asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East, as representing the Insurance Commissioners, whether an employed contributor who is recommended for sanatorium benefit and makes his own arrangements to go to the King Edward VII. Sanatorium at Midhurst is entitled to recover any part of the fees payable at that sanatorium?


Insurance Committees are under no obligation to defray the, cost of treatment for tuberculosis obtained otherwise than under the general arrangements made by them. Further, where, as is usually the case, the whole of the committee's income available for the purpose is already earmarked towards the cost of the accommodation reserved by them under those arrangements, the committee will not be in a position to contribute to the cost of other accommodation privately obtained. If, however, the hon. and gallant Member has any particular case in mind I will make inquiry on receipt of the particulars.