HC Deb 08 July 1924 vol 175 cc1982-3W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of complaints arising from delay in payment of sickness benefit under the National Health Insurance Act to sick insured persons; and, if so, whether he will appoint a Departmental Committee to inquire into the matter?


My right hon. Friend is aware that complaints are occasionally made of delay in the payment of benefit to which insured persons are entitled. The subject has been and is being dealt with departmentally, and he does not think it necessary to appoint a Departmental Committee, particularly in view of the appointment of a Royal Commission to review the whole system of National Health Insurance.