HC Deb 25 July 1938 vol 338 cc2708-9
73. Sir Arnold Wilson

asked the Minister of Health whether any decision has yet been reached as to the legislative action to be taken in the interest of public economy to remedy the unsatisfactory state of affairs disclosed by the Royal Commission on Tyneside local government?

The Minister of Health (Mr. Elliot)

I regret that up to the present date there is no evidence of any substantial agreement in this matter between the various local authorities concerned, and in the absence of this I do not think that any legislative action can usefully be taken. I understand that the question of coordinating the public health medical services is still under the consideration of the Northumberland County Council and the Newcastle City Council.