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Out-Patients, Birmingham (Expenses)

Volume 486: debated on Monday 9 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Health why pit-workers in the Tamworth, Staffordshire, district, attending as outpatients at Birmingham hospitals, are subjected to a means test before travelling expenses are paid.

Travelling expenses of patients are paid by hospitals only where hardship would otherwise be caused. The need is determined in each case by the National Assistance Board on my right hon. Friend's behalf.