HC Deb 13 June 1939 vol 348 cc1097-8
47. Mr. James Griffiths

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that, following upon the publication of the report on the Anti-Tuberculosis Services in Wales, there is grave disquiet at the lack of effective supervision and co-ordination of public services in the Principality; that there is a widespread demand for the creation of an office of Secretary for Wales; and whether he is prepared to give further consideration to this proposal, or other proposals, to remove the present dissatisfaction?

The Prime Minister

The report referred to by the hon. Member is receiving the consideration of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health who has already indicated some of the steps which are being taken to remedy the defects disclosed in the report. Perhaps the hon. Member would be good enough to await the results of my right hon. Friend's consideration.

Mr. Griffiths

Will this include consideration of whatever changes are desirable and necessary in local government in Wales and in the supervision of that local government by the national authority?

The Prime Minister

I have no doubt that my right hon. Friend will take those matters into consideration.