Insurance Committees

Scope and Content

Forfarshire/Angus minutes 1913-1947, miscellaneous 1930s; Perth/Kinross minutes 1912-1930; Arbroath minutes 1936-1948.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Insurance Committees' function was to deal with claims for treatment under the National Insurance Act (1911). They operated via various sub-committees - namely Finance, Sanatorium Benefit and Medical Benefit committees to make provision for sickness and maternity benefit.

The operations of the committees were restructured under the National Health Insurance (Scotland) Act of 1937, and their function ceased entirely with the beginning of the National Health Service.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by the Tayside Health Board in 1991 (AccM/274).


Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, July 2001.

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