HC Deb 02 August 1951 vol 491 c1605
19. Dr. Hill

asked the Minister of Health if he is now able to state his decision on the request from the conference of local medical committees that the long-standing dispute on the remuneration of general practitioners in the National Health Service be referred for arbitration.

Mr. Marquand

I hope to reply to this request in the course of the next few days.

Mr. Awbery

As there appears to be a dispute between the medical committees and the National Health Service, will my right hon. Friend now refer the matter to the Minister of Labour with a view to the appointment of an arbitrator so that the matter can be discussed in the same manner as ordinary industrial disputes?

Mr. Marquand

There is no dispute. An exchange of views is taking place. My latest letter will be on its way very shortly.