§ 77. Mr. Horabin
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the unsatisfactory state of the health services in Newquay; and whether he proposes to take any action to improve them, in view of the large increase of the population due to the billeting of official evacuees in the town?
Mr. M. MacDonald
I am aware of the position in the district to which the hon. Member refers. The county health services have recently been strengthened by the appointment of an additional assistant county medical officer, the seconding of six school nurses to the county by the London County Council, and the expansion of the district medical service. Local health services have been improved by the establishment of a general sick bay and of a special sick bay and clinic for skin cases. Further steps at present under consideration include the appointment of another assistant county medical officer, part of whose time would be devoted to this area, and the provision of additional hospital accommodation for cases of infectious disease.
Will the Minister consider sending them information of the health services in areas where there is a Labour majority?