§ Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for Air how far airmen and airwomen receiving treatment for venereal diseases in Service hospitals are made to pay hospital charges; and to what extent they are treated as far as fees are concerned differently from civilians?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
Airmen and airwomen suffering from venereal disease are treated in the matter of charges in the same way as airmen and airwomen suffering from any other injury or complaint, that is to say, hospital charges of 1s. 6d. and 1s. a day respectively are made if the injury 2109W or disease is due in any way to the patient's own fault. Where it can reasonably be assumed that the injury or disease is not due to the patient's own fault, no hospital charges are made. Airmen and airwomen suffering from venereal disease must report sick, and are treated as in-patients. I am informed that treatment of civilians mainly takes place at out-patient clinics provided by local authorities, and that such treatment is given free.