HC Deb 09 December 1948 vol 459 c547
63. Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Health how many T.B. patients are at present on the waiting lists for admission to sanatoria under the control of regional hospital boards.

Mr. Bevan

On 30th June, 1948, the latest date for which figures are available, the number was 9,208.

Mrs. Castle

In view of these figures, will my right hon. Friend reconsider his refusal to allow regional hospital boards to follow the former practice of sending T.B. patients for free treatment in Switzerland?

Mr. Bevan

That is not a matter for me; it is a matter for the Treasury.