HC Deb 20 April 1950 vol 474 c309
32. Mr. David Renton

asked the Minister of Health whether the committee appointed by him to inquire into the question of registration of opticians has yet completed its findings: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bevan

The committee is not expected to report for some time yet and I am not, therefore, in a position to make any statement on the matter.

Mr. Renton

Is the right hon. Gentle. man aware that it was as long ago as April last year that he said, in answer to a Question, that he had decided to set up a committee to inquire into this question and into the abuses which have occurred and have given rise to considerable anxiety? Could he expedite this matter?

Mr. Bevan

I am not the boss of this committee. The committee has been established and it will take what time it considers necessary to do its work properly.