HC Deb 16 March 1905 vol 143 cc199-200
*MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)

I beg to ask the Lord-Advocate if his attention has been directed to the numbers of cases of dismissal of medical officers in Scotland, and the hardships suffered thereby by the poor, and to the Report of the Departmental Committee of the Local Government Board to inquire into such cases, and to the fact that the Medical Association has publicly advertised warning applicants against accepting appointments in certain parishes; and if, under all the circumstances, he will bring the urgency of the case before the Government with a view to immediate legislation.


The matters referred to have been considered by the Secretary for Scotland, but the Government cannot undertake to legislate on the subject this session. The hon. Member has himself introduced a Bill on the subject, and, as he is aware, the question is a very controversial one.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that practically all the Scottish non-official Members are in favour of the right to appeal, and have signed a memorial to the Secretary for Scotland to that effect.


I am not.