HC Deb 18 October 1916 vol 86 cc577-8W

asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, what arrangements, if any, are made for the treatment of discharged soldiers and sailors who are insured persons in the United Kingdom; and, in view of the fact that medical benefit does not apply to Ireland, will he make arrangements with either the Irish Insurance Commission or approved societies and empower them to make the necessary arrangements for discharged and disabled soldiers and sailors to receive the necessary medical treatment?


In Great Britain these men receive medical benefit under the ordinary arrangements. As regards Ireland, the matter is one which concerns primarily the Statutory Committee on Pensions, who are carefully considering the matter.