HC Deb 22 May 1930 vol 239 cc574-5

asked the Minister of Health whether, with regard to the two medical commissioners to be appointed under the terms of the Mental Treatment Bill, he will favourably consider the suggestion that one of them should be a woman?


The Mental Treatment Bill proposes that, of the five Senior Commissioners who are to compose the Board of Control, one shall be a woman. In the appointment of the two Medical Senior Commissioners, it will be necessary to have regard primarily to their qualifications for advising upon the treatment of mental disorders; and I cannot give any undertaking that one of the Medical Commissioners shall be a woman.