HC Deb 30 June 1919 vol 117 cc617-8
90. Brigadier-General Sir O. THOMAS

asked the Secretary to the Local Government Board, as representing the National Health Insurance Commissioners, if the Welsh Insurance Commissioners have been appointed the Welsh Board of Health under the Ministry of Health; if so, whether he consulted the members representing Wales before making the appointment; and whether he is aware that there was dissatisfaction in Wales with the manner in which the Commissioners discharged their duties as Insurance Commissioners?


The members of the Board of Health in Wales are appointed by the Minister of Health under Section 5 of the Ministry of Health Act, 1919; the three persons appointed as initial members have hitherto been members of the Welsh Insurance Commission, but the Board is not yet complete. The answer to the concluding paragraph of the question is in the negative.


Will the hon. Gentleman make inquiries as to whether these three gentlemen have been on speaking terms for the last two years?


It would be very difficult to find that out.