HC Deb 23 March 1944 vol 398 c1023
29. Mr. James Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health if he will consider the desirability of treating Wales as a single region for the purposes of the National Health Service; and if he will bear in mind the fact that there is already one health service in Wales organised on that basis and that there is a Welsh Board of Health.

Mr. Willink

The whole question of the arrangements for the new service in Wales will need to be considered, when the appropriate time comes, with the local authorities and others concerned. I shall not overlook the factors to which my hon. Friend refers.

Mr. Storey

Will my right hon. and learned Friend bear in mind that North Wales looks to Liverpool for its hospital and consultant services and not pander for the parochial point of view expressed in the Question?

Mr. Griffiths

Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman bear in mind that North and South Wales have had only one unified service for tuberculosis for many years, and that it has given general satisfaction?

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