§ Mr. MAURICE HEALY
asked the Comptroller of the Household, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, whether he is aware that Eugene O'Neill, a member of the Great Southern and Western Railway Health Insurance Society, has, since 15th August last, applied to the insurance committee for the city of Cork for sanatorium treatment, and that the committee are willing to provide such treatment but are unable to do so owing to the limited amount of funds at their disposal, and have, in fact, thirty cases waiting such provision in priority to O'Neill; whether the Irish National Health Commission have made representations to the Treasury with a view to having additional funds placed at the disposal of insurance committees for this purpose; and whether, in view of the danger to the health of the individual sufferers as well as that of infection to the community resulting from delay in providing adequate sanatorium treatment, steps will now be taken to provide such funds as are necessary to enable it to be given?
§ Sir EDWIN CORNWALL
I am making inquiry into the matter, and will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.