§ Sir ARCHIBALD WILLIAMSON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether, under Section 21 of the National Insurance Act, the Commissioners are prepared to make grants for the support of nurses who are attending persons insured in friendly societies, as well as for the support of those nurses who are attending deposit contributors; if not, what practical means can a district nursing association take to make arrangements for remuneration for nursing insured persons; does any machinery exist by which an agreement can be made by a local nursing association with the multitude of approved societies collectively; and if, now that arrangements with doctors are completed, he will undertake that serious consideration shall be given to the need of making financial and other arrangements for the nursing of insured persons as provded in the Act?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The Commissioners have no funds from which to make any grant for the support of district nurses. Under Section 21 of the Act an approved society or an insurance committee may subscribe for this purpose, and experience of the working of the Act is necessary to show what will be the effect of this provision.