§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain approved societies in Scotland are offering by advertisement additional treatment benefits under the National Health Insurance Acts to persons immediately on becoming members; and whether, in view of the apparent impotence of the authorities to stop this practice, he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation at an early date to give effect to the recommendation of the Royal Commission for the repeal of Section 26 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1924, under which this practice at present obtains?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR:
I am aware that a particular society in Scotland has been 1535W offering by advertisement additional treatment benefits to persons immediately on becoming members, but I understand that, as a result of representations which have been made to it, the society has agreed to discontinue the advertisement. As regards the second part of the question, the recommendation that Section 26 of the National Health Insurance Act, 1924, should be repealed will be considered in conjunction with the other recommendations of the Royal Commission.