39. Mr. McNeil
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can now give further details as to the Government's post-war hospital policy for Scotland in relation to voluntary and emergency hospitals?
I propose to have consultations at an early date with the various organisations, including the associations of local authorities, concerned with hospital services in Scotland. In the meantime I am not in a position to add anything to the statement made in this House by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health on 9th October.
Dr. Russell Thomas
Does not my right hon. Friend consider that voluntary hospitals are an anachronism in a modern world?