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National Insurance (Personal Case)

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 21 June 1949

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asked the Minister of National Insurance why Mr. Archibald Macdonald, a patient in the Town and County Hospital, Wick, who received 13s. per week from his approved society until 5th July, 1948, has since then only received 5s. per week, which is quite inadequate for his needs; and what steps will be taken to remedy this situation.

I have written to the hon. Member about this case. Mr. Macdonald is receiving the appropriate rate of benefit under existing regulations but as I explained in my letter these regulations are provisional and we are awaiting the advice of the National Insurance Advisory Committee on the permanent arrangements to be applied to persons in hospital.