§ Sir D. HALL
asked the Minister of Health if it is proposed to increase the remuneration of panel doctors, owing to the burden of increased work which is thrown upon them in connection with the compilation of the new medical records; and whether such increased remuneration will be met by larger insurance payments or smaller benefits, or whether it will fall upon the general taxation of the country?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The keeping of medical records has always formed part of the terms of service of insurance practitioners and was taken into account when the rate of remuneration was settled by arbitration last year. No question, therefore, of increasing the remuneration arises.