HC Deb 06 August 1940 vol 363 c17
30. Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in the event of an invasion, each medical practitioner in every locality has been allocated a station and is cognisant of the duties expected of him; and whether he has any statement to make on the subject?

Mr. E. Brown

A large number of medical practitioners are allocated to definite posts in the casualty services and the health services generally. I do not think, however, that it is possible or desirable for every practitioner in the country to be allocated to a fixed post as my hon. and learned Friend suggests. For invasion conditions it is necessary to have fluidity and arrangements to that end have been made.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Does the right hon. Gentleman know that in some areas which have been evacuated the doctors have nothing to do, whereas in other places to which people have gone the doctors have too much to do?

Mr. Brown

In the Question my hon. and learned Friend was asking that all doctors should have fixed stations.