§ 18. Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Health the quantity of radium at present in this country which is not being used, and who are the owners?
I have no means of obtaining full information on this subject. Certain supplies of radium are in the hands of voluntary institutions and private persons; the uses of radium are not restricted to therapeutic purposes; and it rests with those to whom the supplies belong to secure their economical full usage.
§ Mr. MORRISON
In view of the difficulties that are being caused by local authorities and hospitals endeavouring to purchase this radium element, will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of taking action in order that these bodies may not compete against each other for the radium?
I have told the hon. Member that this matter is under consideration by a special Committee, whose report I am expecting to receive very shortly.