HC Deb 30 January 1962 vol 652 cc890-1
Q3. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Prime Minister if he is now able to state the composition of the review body recommended by the Royal Commission on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration.

The Prime Minister

Not yet, but I hope to be able to do so soon.

Mr. Pavitt

Whilst deploring the rather dilatory way in which this is being dealt with, is there any point now in going ahead with this review of doctors' pay in view of the way in which the Government have interfered with the machinery concerned with the pay of lower-paid workers? If so, can we take it for granted that as the average medical practitioner receives £4,000 a year the recommendations of this review body will be of some influence?

The Prime Minister

I think it is right that this body should be appointed. I am very grateful to Lord Kindersley for accepting the chairmanship. I hope soon to be able to announce the names of the other six members.