§ Sir P. MAGNUS
asked the Secretary to the Local Government Board, as representing the National Health Commissioners, what was the amount of the pool for 1918 for medical attendance of invalided seamen, marines, and soldiers, and what amount, if any, remained in the pool on 31st December last after payment had been made for such attendance?
§ Mr. PRATT
The sum available from Insurance funds for the calendar year 1918 in respect of the medical attendance on invalided men coming under special arrangement was approximately £78,000. So far from there being a balance, as suggested in the second part of the question, the quarterly sums received, on account, by the practitioners in respect of such attendance substantially exceeded that1718W amount, involving supplementary payments from the Exchequer, in accordance with the scheme.