§ 4. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Health the number of hospitals in Wales where the custom of the local authorities to issue annually a uniform suit in addition to white coats was ended on the introduction of the National Health Scheme; and whether he will restore this privilege to the workers concerned.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
As far as I know, only one hospital is involved. I am looking into the circumstances and will write to the hon. Member.
§ Mr. Thomas
Is the Minister aware that the staff of this hospital feel keenly, because they were assured that they would not suffer as a result of the passing of the National Health Act, and that if the Minister will be sympathetic in his consideration I, at least, shall be very grateful?
§ Mr. Macleod
It is fair to observe that this decision of the hospital management committee took place in 1951, and that it is a matter normally within the discretion of the hospital management committee, but I will look into it.