HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 cc205-6W

asked the Minister of Health whether any representations have been made to him with regard to the establishment of a State medical service; and whether, in that case, he will indicate their nature and state whether the Ministry has considered them, and with what result?


Several different proposals have reached my right hon. Friend from time to time as to new schemes for public medical services. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the reply which my right hon. Friend gave, on 28th May, to a question on this subject from the hon. and gallant Member for Leeds, from which he will see that the development of local medical services of various kinds is certainly contemplated by the Ministry of Health; but the opinions of the Consultative Councils will be sought before any substantial steps on these lines will be decided upon.