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Tubercular Patients (Dependants' Allowances)

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 2 November 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications from tubercular patients for treatment or dependants' allowances have been refused since the inception of the scheme on the grounds that the applicants were not suffering from acute pulmonary tuberculosis or were unlikely to be fit for work within an ascertainable period?

Returns from all Scottish local authorities except two show that at 15th October, as compared with 1,503 applications granted, 594 had been refused on the grounds stated in the Question.