HC Deb 14 July 1971 vol 821 c483
23. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has yet authorised the hospital management committee for the Sick Children's Hospital, Glasgow, to provide pay beds for child patients ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Edward Taylor

My right hon. Friend is considering the case which has just been presented to him and he will let the hon. Gentleman know his decision in due course.

Mr. Carmichael

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that I hope that when his right hon. Friend considers this he will realise that this would be the first such departure in a children's hospital outside Great Ormond Street? Is he aware that for a famous hospital to do this would be to introduce two standards of treatment for children.

Mr. Taylor

I do not believe that that would be a problem. The hon. Gentleman has made representations on this matter and my right hon. Friend will pay-careful attention to them before he maker a decision.