HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 c1144W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury why a deduction of 40 per cent. has been made by the Insurance Committee for London from the accounts of panel chemists for the month of August; is he aware that in the case of those chemists who use first quality drugs a deduction of 40 per cent. is more than the profit made; and will anything be done to protect these men from unmerited loss?


The hon. Member is under a misapprehension. Any such monthly payments as those to which he refers are advances only on account of the total remuneration due to each chemist in respect of the whole year. The rate at which these advances are made is a matter for agreement between the insurance committee and the committee representing the panel chemists and does not necessarily bear any relation to the actual remuneration payable.