HC Deb 18 March 1957 vol 567 cc25-6
39. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Health whether his Advisory Committee on Radioactive Substances has as yet considered the use of X-ray machines for shoe fitting; and when the report of the committee is likely to be published.

Mr. Vosper

A panel of experts appointed by the Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee is considering this, but I cannot yet say when they will make their report.

Dr. Stross

Does the Minister remember that in June last year the Medical Research Council emphatically said that these machines were not desirable, except for special orthopaedic purposes? In view of the undesirability and uselessness of these machines, will he waste no more time but do something about the matter?

Mr. Vosper

I remember that report. It was as a result of that report that the panel was asked to look at the matter in more detail, and I must await its report.