§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Government actuary advised in 1922 that at the end of the existing agreements with doctors on the panel it would be no longer possible for the present payment of 2s. 6d. per patient per annum to be continued to be paid from approved societies' funds; and whether he has given any further report or advice since that date?
No, Sir. In reporting on the Financial Provisions of the National Health Insurance Bill of 1922, the Government Actuary did not give the advice which the Question suggests, but merely indicated that his opinion that the charge proposed by the Bill could be safely borne applied strictly to the proposals of that Measure and should not be held to imply that larger or more protracted additional charges could be borne by societies. No further report or advice has since been received from him on the subject.