HC Deb 16 March 1944 vol 398 c381
28. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Minister of Health whether he will take steps to secure that the new allowances granted on certain conditions to sufferers from tuberculosis are applied to all tuberculosis subjects who are unable to work.

Mr. Willink

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member of East Birkenhead (Mr. Graham White) on 2nd March.

Mr. Brown

Is the Minister aware that that reply was quite unsatisfactory, and that the reference to that unsatisfactory reply is equally unsatisfactory?


No indication was given to me that that reply was unsatisfactory. It did not give rise to a supplementary, and no further Question was put down.

Mr. Shinwell

Are we to understand that only if we put a supplementary is a reply considered to be unsatisfactory? I hope, Mr. Speaker, that you will take note of that.

Mr. De la Bère

The longer it goes on, the more unsatisfactory it becomes.