§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Minister of Health whether, as the clerk to the Brighton Insurance Committee was recently summarily dismissed, he will say whether any deficiencies were discovered in the moneys belonging to practitioners or in any other moneys in the hands of the Committee: and why the. clerk in question was not brought to trial?
In the latter part of 1923, the clerk to the Brighton Insurance Committee misappropriated sums from the funds of the Committee and was, after due inquiry, dismissed. The amount appropriated, in so far as it was not recovered from the clerk, was made good to the Committee, under the usual fidelity bond, by the guarantor company. The guarantors, after some delay, stated that they did not propose to prosecute. The Insurance Committee then took legal advice with a view to prosecu- 2561W tion, but they were advised that it was improbable that they would succeed. In the circumstances, it was not considered justifiable to press the Committee to undertake a prosecution for purely disciplinary purposes.