§ 54. Mr. Day
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the loss of 1371 national efficiency and the suffering experienced by persons due to the incidence of rheumatic complaints, he will set up a committee to consider the best methods of the treatment of rheumatism and the provision of facilities for this treatment?
§ Sir K. Wood
Work in this connection is already being undertaken by the Empire Rheumatism Council in co-operation with a special committee of the Royal College of Physicians. The Medical Research Council also encourages and assists research in the various aspects of this disease.
§ Mr. A. Jenkins
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are many thousands of people suffering from this complaint who are not able to get proper and adequate treatment, and will he take immediate steps either by setting up a committee or by an alteration of the National Health Insurance Acts in order to see that people may get adequate treatment?