The total cost involved in sending this man to Preston Hall amounted to £14 0s. 8d., which was paid by the local health authority responsible for his care and after-care, under Section 27 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act, 1947. This expenditure will rank for 50 per cent. grant from the Exchequer.
Why was it necessary to send this non-T.B. case from Ross and Cromarty 400 miles to a private, charitable T.B. rehabilitation workshop in Kent, where he was kept for only one day and then returned home? Is it not possible to rehabilitate Scottish ex-naval men in Scotland?