HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 cc1659-60W

asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that there is still delay in obtaining institutional treat- ment for discharged men in London suffering from tuberculosis; whether, in order to reduce the delay, the period of treatment in the sanatoria has been shortened; whether this shortened period of treatment has been found adequate; and whether discharged men are, in fact, given priority of entry into sanatoria over ordinary civilians?


The answer to the first, second, and fourth parts of the question is in the affirmative. As my hon. Friend is aware, the responsibility for providing accommodation for tuberculosis rests primarily with the Insurance Commission and the Local Government Board, and I am now conferring with these Departments with the object of securing more adequate treatment for discharged men.

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