HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 c543
43. Surgeon Lieut.-Commander Bennett

asked the Minister of Health to what extent medical officers graded senior hospital medical officer are thereby rendered ineligible for promotion to consultant status.

Mr. Bevan

Not at all.

Surgeon Lieut.-Commander Bennett

Would the Minister not agree that the interpolation of this grade between the grade of senior registrar and that of consultant looks extraordinarily like a device for obtaining the services of specialists at cut rates?