HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 c881
18. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made in the talks designed to effect improvements in conditions at doctors' surgeries.

Commander Galbraith

It has now been arranged that executive councils in Scotland will undertake a review of consulting accommodation in all areas where adequate arrangements for this purpose have not already been instituted.

Mr. Hamilton

Can the Minister give us any indication when some positive action will be taken in this matter? Is he aware that there are complaints about unsatisfactory conditions in surgeries, and that some firm action is necessary?

Commander Galbraith

I cannot give any assurance. I know what the situation is, and I hope that the executive councils will get on as quickly as possible.