HC Deb 15 July 1943 vol 391 cc356-7
58. Major Procter

asked the Minister of Health what further proposals have been submitted to his Department by the medical profession on the subject of a National Health Service; whether they will be discussed with local authorities and other interests before any decision is reached; and what is the present position of the general plans for implementing the Beveridge Report so far as health services are concerned?

Mr. E. Brown

As I have already made clear, the present preliminary stage of discussion is a confidential one. I am anxious that before any final decisions are taken there should be the very fullest opportunity of open discussion by everyone interested, and I hope before long to issue some general review of the subject, which will serve as a focus for this.