HC Deb 19 December 1946 vol 431 c2169
72. Mr. George Wallace

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the urgent need for a chest clinic in the Chislehurst-Sidcup urban district; and what steps are being taken to convert the existing first-aid post at White Horse Hill to a chest clinic at an early date.

The Minister of Health (Mr. Aneurin Bevan)

Proposals were recently submitted to me by the county council and are under consideration.

Mr. Wallace

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that in Kent the facilities for the treatment of tuberculosis are very few and primitive, and are the result of neglect over a period of years, and that this disgraceful state of affairs must be remedied at a very early date?

Mr. Bevan

I am aware of the fact that this is a long-standing grievance, and I am trying to take steps to deal with it, but of course at the moment I have inadequate powers.