§ 61. Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked whether, in view of the fact that it is generally understood that the Bill for the Ministry of Health is already drafted, the Government will consider the advisability of introducing it at an early date for the First Reading in order that it may be printed and circulated for the consideration of the public generally, and in particular of the women of the country who are interested in the measure?
§ 63. Major ASTOR
asked the Minister for Reconstruction whether the introduction of the Bill establishing a Ministry of Health has been delayed through inability to get the Departments concerned to agree; and, if so, whether he is able to announce that the Government have settled these differences?
§ Dr. ADDISON
As has been stated in reply to previous questions, a Bill is under the consideration of the Government and, in these circumstances, I am afraid that I cannot deal with the points raised in my hon. Friends' questions.
§ Major ASTOR
In view of the announcement made in March that virtual agreement had been arrived at, can the right hon. Gentleman state the cause of the delay?
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Can the right hon. Gentleman give any estimate as to the increase in the number of officials of his Department?