§ 67. Miss Wilkinson
asked the Minister of Health the number of school clinics which have been taken over as first-aid posts for air-raid precautions purposes?
§ The Minister of Health (Mr. Elliot)
I cannot give the figure asked for by the hon. Member without special inquiry from the responsible local authorities. I will send her copies of circulars which my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Education and I have issued to the authorities, asking that where such clinics have been taken over as first aid posts they shall be made available for the work of the school health services.
§ 69. Sir Ernest Graham-Little
asked the Minister of Health whether he has now been able to extend the concession of part-time service in the Emergency Medical Service to the recipients of second grade salaries on a parity with the terms offered to the higher grade salaried officers in the same service, that is, with a remuneration of five-eighths of the full salary; how many officers have been admitted to this concession; what is the full number of officers open to receive it; and at what date the offer was made?
§ Mr. Elliot
Careful consideration has been given to representations made on the matter by the Advisory Emergency Medical Service Committee, but the volume of work now falling on officers of the grade referred to is such that I am unable, at the present time, to make them the offer which the hon. Member suggests.
§ Sir E. Graham-Little
Will the right hon. Gentleman state what steps should be taken by junior consultants of honorary staffs who wish to undertake part-time service, in view of the fact that in certain instances such applications have met with no satisfactory reply?
§ 70. Sir E. Graham-Little
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the secretary of the Central Medical War Committee has represented the Advisory Emergency Medical Service Committee as a body delegated by the Central Medical War Committee of the British Medical Association to present the profession's views on Emergency Medical 931 Service problems to the Ministry; whether the Advisory Committee is in effect a subcommittee of the Central Medical War Committee, deriving authority from that body; and whether the Advisory Committee is in any way subordinate or responsible to the British Medical Association Committee?
§ Mr. Elliot
I think that the hon. Member is under some misapprehension. The Advisory Committee was appointed by, and reports to, the Central Medical War Committee, which is not a committee of the British Medical Association.