HC Deb 09 March 1948 vol 448 cc996-7
24. Mr. Frederick Willey

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that many war pensioners suffering from Parkinson's disease have requested treatment by a doctor of whom he has been informed; and is he willing to make arrangements to allow this doctor to demonstrate his treatment at one of the Ministry's hospitals.

Mr. Blenkinsop

I am aware that two pensioners have recently requested the treatment recommended by the doctor to whom my hon. Friend refers. One of my medical experts has been in correspondence with this doctor, and it appears that his method of treatment has been known in this country for 10 years. It is similar to, and has no advantages over, that carried out by the medical profession in this country. In the circumstances, I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by the suggested demonstration.