HC Deb 02 November 1943 vol 393 cc534-5W
Mr. McNeil

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications from tubercular patients for treatment or dependants' allowances have been refused since the inception of the scheme on the grounds that the applicants were not suffering from acute pulmonary tuberculosis or were unlikely to be fit for work within an ascertainable period?

Mr. Johnston

Returns from all Scottish local authorities except two show that at 15th October, as compared with 1,503 applications granted, 594 had been refused on the grounds stated in the Question.