HC Deb 09 February 1934 vol 285 cc1464-6W

asked the Minister of Health having regard to the limited sum of 3d. per member, recommended by paragraph 867 of the Handbook for Approved Societies and page 3 of Memorandum 318 of the Department, whether any approved society has spent on Additional Benefit No. 5, Want or Distress, more than 3d. per member per annum; if so, will he state the maximum per member per annum spent by each such society; and whether allocations in such cases have provided for expenditure on dental and other types of additional benefits after six months' membership of the insured person?


I regret that I am not in possession of the information for which the hon. Member asks. To obtain it would necessitate, as regards England alone, the examination of the accounts of each of the 800 approved societies and branches which have adopted the additional benefit in question.