§ 34. Dr. Broughton
asked the Minister of Health whether he will increase the mileage allowance for general medical practitioners in rural areas to compensate for the rise in the cost of petrol.
§ 42. Brigadier Medlicott
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the rise in the cost of petrol has added appreciably to the expenses of general medical practitioners in country districts; and if he will arrange for an appropriate increase in their mileage allowance.
§ Dr. Broughton
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that much of the help which he gave to the rural practitioner by increasing the mileage allowance a short time ago has now been counteracted by the rise in the cost of petrol?
§ Mr. Baldwin
Could not the right hon. Gentleman give more sympathetic consideration to this matter, which is causing hardship to doctors in scattered rural 2435 areas? May not the result be greater difficulty in getting doctors for scattered areas?