§ Mr. CHARLES DUNCAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state, since assistant clerks have been exempted by the Commissioners from the operation of the National Insurance Act and are not therefore receiving sanatorium benefit, the number of assistant clerks who have died as a result of tuberculosis, the number who have been invalided from the service for the same cause, and the number who have been granted prolonged sick leave on account of the disease since the National Insurance Act came into operation?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
Five assistant clerks have been invalided from the service after prolonged sick-leave on account of tubercular disease since the 15th July, 1912. I am aware of one case only of death from the same cause, and I have no information as to the number who may have been granted prolonged sick-leave but have not retired from the service.