HC Deb 27 March 1933 vol 276 c688W

asked the Minister of Pensions if his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. F. Hill, of 77, Hamilton Road, Golders Green, who is in receipt of a pension of 70 per cent. in respect of pulmonary tuberculosis and is at present undergoing treatment; whether he is aware that the doctor has been informed that the liability of the Ministry will not extend to more than two attendances per week, whether made at the surgery or the patient's house; and will he state the reason for limiting the discretion of the doctor in attending a man seriously ill?


It is not the case that the Ministry limited the discretion of the doctor attending Mr. Hill. At the outset, the Ministry undertook to defray the cost of two attendances a week, and asked the doctor to report immediately if, in his opinion, more frequent attendances were necessary. No representations to this effect have been received, but on the contrary, it has since been reported that Mr. Hill was returning to his employment subject to medical supervision. The Ministry will continue to bear the cost of this supervision for so long as may be necessary.