HC Deb 10 July 1963 vol 680 c142W
43. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will alter the present arrangements in order to pay the travelling and subsistence costs of Western Isles patients having to travel to distant hospitals.

Mr. Noble

No. Under existing arrangements payment of travelling expenses can be made where hardship is shown. Where an ambulance is required on medical grounds, transport is already provided at no cost to the patient.