HC Deb 07 May 1968 vol 764 cc69-70W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will clarify the position under his regulations regarding the entitlement to reimbursement of people having to pay ferry hires, and car hires or bus fares to and from ferries, in the Western Isles on essential journeys to and from the nearest doctor and/or surgery.

Mr. Ross

There are arrangements under which patients living in the Highlands and Islands can have travelling expenses to hospital reimbursed, but no provision for reimbursing expenses incurred in travelling to see a family doctor. I am not aware of any misunderstanding about the position, but if my hon. Friend has any particular point in mind I shall be glad to look into it.