§ Mr. Pavitt
With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I beg leave to present a Petition on behalf of industrial workers in my constituency. This Petition which has been in circulation for only four days but which has over 1,500 signaturesSheweth that considerable resentment is felt amongst the working population of Great Britain as the proposal by the Minister of Health to increase by 1s. a week all National Health contributions and to make additional 1730 charges on all prescriptions, spectacles and dentures.Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House will at the earliest possible date proceed with legislation to restore the National Health Service to a position where service to all patients is free at the time of service; and to secure that all costs of the National Health Service be borne by Exchequer funds.And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.
§ To lie upon the Table.