§ Mr. C. WASON
asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that the Highlands and Islands Medical Service Board was passed to meet the urgent necessities of the poor and that it has been a success; and, if it is found essential that it should be merged in the Ministry of Health, whether provision will bemade that the funds allotted to the Highlands and Islands will be secured to these districts under the new Act?
§ Mr. MUNRO
The Highlands and Islands (Medical Service) Grant Act 1913, makes provision for the administration of the Fund constituted by the Actin the event of the powers of the Highlands and Islands Medical Service Board being transferred to another authority. The Act provides for the payment of £42,000 in every year for medical service in the Highlands and Islands and any transfer of powers would not affect this specific appropriation.