HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 cc542-3
41. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Minister of Health when he expects to receive the report of the committee now sitting to deal with merit awards for medical consultants.

Mr. Bevan

I expect to receive a report within the next three months.

Mr. Taylor

Is it not intolerable that this class of consultant should be left in such a state of uncertainty for so long?

Mr. Bevan

This is entirely a professional matter. It has not been determined by me at all. It would have been even more intolerable if, by hasty action, the wrong people had been selected.

Colonel Stoddart-Scott

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how long this committee has been sitting, who is its chairman and what is the salary paid to him for a year?

Mr. Bevan

If the hon. Member will put that question on the Order Paper I will try to give him a reply.