§ 7. Mr. Pavitt
asked the Minister of Labour if he will include a medical or health expert in future lists of advisers in United Kingdom delegations to International Labour Conferences.
§ Mr. Pavitt
Is the Minister aware of the attention which the International Labour Organisation has been giving to 342 occupational health services in the last few years? Is the right hon. Gentleman also aware that in this country there is specialised knowledge in the health field which would be useful at these conferences and that doctors in this country are becoming very resentful about being sidetracked on this issue in the past few months?
§ Mr. Prentice
Will the Minister bear in mind that, as well as passing a recommendation this year on occupational health services, the International Labour Conference asked its governing body to put the matter back on the agenda as early as possible with a view to a convention on this subject? Will he consider appointing a medical adviser on that occasion, because this is something which may affect legislation in this country?