HC Deb 13 February 1956 vol 548 cc2075-6
61 and 62. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health (1) if he intends to adopt the recommendation of the Guille-baud Committee that regional boards should no longer be required to submit capital development schemes of less than £50,000 for prior approval by his Department;

(2) what conclusions he has reached on the recommendations of the Guille-baud Committee on Whitley Council machinery in the National Health Service; and if he will consider the setting up of a separate Whitley Council for mental nurses.

Mr. Turton

As I indicated on 25th January, I do not intend to reach conclusions on recommendations made by the Guillebaud Committee until I have consulted with the interests concerned, such as hospital authorities and the Whitley Councils.

Mr. Robinson

In the course of the right hon. Gentleman's consideration, will he give particular attention to these two recommendations, both of which are extremely important?

Mr. Turton

I appreciate that both these recommendations are of importance, and they will be carefully studied with the interests concerned.