HC Deb 13 June 1939 vol 348 c1131W
Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the references, on pages 46 and 47 of the report of the Unemployment Assistance Board to the fact that the employability of some of their applicants is impaired by remediable physical defects; that many of the applicants were unable to obtain through their approved societies the appropriate medical treatment; and if he will take steps to ensure that such treatment and, in particular, dental and optical benefits are made available to all persons covered by the Health Insurance Acts?

Mr. Bernays

I am aware of the passage in the report of the Unemployment Assistance Board to which the hon. Member draws attention. As regards the last part of the question I am not in a position to add anything to the replies given to the hon. Members for Pontypool (Mr. A. Jenkins) and Royton (Mr. Sutcliffe) on 16th March last.