HC Deb 13 May 1948 vol 450 cc2266-7
22. Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to make available in the provinces the Health of the People Exhibition now being shown in St. Marylebone.

Mr. Bevan

The historical section of the Exhibition will be available on free loan to a number of local authorities in the provinces. Applications are already beginning to reach my Department.

Sir W. Wakefield

Will the Minister permit me to congratulate him warmly on his Exhibition? Its extension to the provinces will be received with great satisfaction because it shows the very great progress made in public health over the past zoo years and pays a great tribute, therefore, to the work of past Conservative Governments.

Mr. Bevan

I very much appreciate the first part of the hon. Member's speech. As regards the last part, I recollect that every advance has been made against the stubborn and organised resistance of the Conservative Party.

Mr. George Thomas

Would my right hon. Friend give sympathetic consideration to the request that this Exhibition should visit the Principality, from which application has already been made?

Mr. Bevan

Yes, Sir.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Does "in the provinces" include Scotland?

Mr. Bevan

I think that question should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.