HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 c368W

asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, whether the insurance premium paid under the National Health Insurance Act represents as to 7s. 6d. a year of it the amount paid to the panel doctor for medical attendance; and, if so, how is that 7s. 6d. a year applied in the case of soldiers who receive medical attendance free from officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps?


The weekly contribution payable under the National Insurance Act by a serving soldier is 1½d. only, as compared with 4d. payable by a civilian. The difference between the two rates arises partly from the fact that a soldier, being provided with medical attendance by the military authorities, as my hon. Friend points out, is relieved from contributions in respect of medical, benefit under the Act.