HC Deb 08 December 1958 vol 597 c5
29. Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Minister of Health what is the progress of the follow-up of post-leucotomy cases which was initiated by his Department in 1956.

Mr. Walker-Smith

Analysis of the results of the follow-up has taken longer than expected but I hope will be completed shortly.

Dr. Johnson

While I thank my right hon. and learned Friend for his reply, may I ask whether he is aware that there is very urgent need for guidance on the results of this operation in view of the mixed opinion as to its efficacy? Will he hurry the results forward as soon as he can?

Mr. Walker-Smith

Yes. I can assure my hon. Friend that the matter is now at an advanced stage and that the major part of the work has been completed.