HC Deb 20 April 1937 vol 322 c1566
19. Mr. Kennedy

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered a resolution adopted and sent to him by the Kirkcaldy Insurance Committee complaining that no representative of National Health Insurance Committees is included in the list of members who are to be responsible for the organisation of the work of the National Advisory Council for Physical Training and Recreation for Scotland; and whether this omission can now be rectified?

Mr. Elliot

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, the members of the council were appointed because of their personal qualifications and not as representatives of particular organisations. It is not at present proposed to add to their number, but in the event of further appointments being made the possibility of adding a member with special knowledge of National Health Insurance work will be kept in view.

Mr. J. J. Davidson

Is this Advisory Board appointed by the Minister himself?

Mr. Elliot

It is appointed by the Prime Minister.

Mr. Davidson

Can an opportunity be given to various Scottish organisations to make representations to the Prime Minister with a view to altering this advisory body?

Mr. Elliot

If any representations are made to me I will certainly consult the Prime Minister.

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