§ Sir J. POWER
asked the Minister of Health the total expenditure during 1926 in respect of each class of additional benefit under the National Health Insurance Act?
The total expenditure during 1926 in England and Wales in respect of each class of additional benefit under the National Health Insurance Act—other than additional benefits which take the form of increases of ordinary cash benefits—was approximately as follows:
£ Dental treatment 1,146,700 Ophthalmic treatment 155,900 Treatment in hospitals 228,800 Treatment in convalescent homes 43,400 Surgical appliances 33,900 Provision of premises for convalescent homes 9,700 Provision of nurses 7,100 Repayment of contributions 12,800 Payments in want or distress 8,500
Note.—The amount of additional benefit paid by way of increases of ordinary cash benefits (Sickness, Disablement and Maternity) is not separately recorded.