Insured Persons (Medical Benefit)

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons on 20th April 1944.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

asked the Minister of Health the number of insured persons in 1942 and 1943, respectively, entitled to medical benefit; the number of insured persons making their own arrangements for medical benefit in each of these years; and the total number of prescriptions issued in each of these years.

Photo of Mr Henry Willink Mr Henry Willink , Croydon North

As the answer involves a number of figures I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The following is the statement:

1. Estimated average number of insured persons entitled to medical benefit17,596,00017,390,000
2. Average number of insured persons making their own arrangementsfor medical benefit11,84911,869
3. Number of National Health insurance prescriptions issued62,400,00069,726,000

These figures relate to England and Wales.