HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 c2157W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he has considered the question of adding one or more ophthalmic surgeons to his Committee on the care of the blind; and whether he is willing to do so?


In view of the great demands upon the time of ophthalmic surgeons, it appeared to me that their advice and assistance could be most conveniently secured otherwise than by nomination of a representative upon the Advisory Committee, much of whose time will be occupied with purely administrative problems. I am, however, willing to invite an ophthalmic surgeon to serve on the Committee, if it is desired, and I am communicating with the Royal Society of Medicine in the matter.