HC Deb 01 February 1949 vol 460 c1506
42. Mr. Timmons

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications for basic salary have been received from doctors in Lanarkshire; how many of these applications have been approved in whole or in part; and how many refused.

Mr. Robertson

Forty-five applications for the fixed annual payment have been made to the Lanarkshire Executive Council. The Council has given its consent in 10 cases and has refused consent in 34 cases; one is under consideration.

Mr. Timmons

Is my hon. Friend aware that the personnel of this committee who are dealing with these cases were entirely and vigorously opposed to the question of a basic salary, and will he further consider putting this matter in the hands of a committee of laymen?