HC Deb 14 March 1963 vol 673 c1526
Q3. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Prime Minister when he intends to publish the advice he has received from the review body on doctors' and dentists' remuneration; and what action he proposes to take on the recommendations.

The Prime Minister

I hope to make a statement shortly. The advice will be published at the same time.

Mr. Robinson

Will the Prime Minister say whether Government action is likely to be in harmony with the "guiding light" they have laid down for personal incomes? Will he tell us why this review body reports to him and not to the Minister of Health? Is there any other wage-fixing body which makes its recommendations direct to the Prime Minister?

The Prime Minister

With regard to the first part of that supplementary question, perhaps the hon. Member will await the statement which I am to make. In regard to the second part, I am afraid I do not know why the position is as it is, but this review body was originally appointed by me and therefore the report is made officially to me.