HC Deb 16 December 1919 vol 123 c262W

asked the Minister of Health whether there has so far been a meeting of the General Health Question's Council of the Ministry of Health; and, if not, why steps have not been taken to bring this body together?


The Welsh Consultative Council, which is so constituted as to advise upon general health questions as well as other matters, has held three meetings. The constitution of the separate Council on general health questions which it is proposed to establish in England is not yet finally settled. An announcement of the membership will be made shortly.


asked the Minister of Health whether the boards of health to be established under the Ministry of Health Act are now finally constituted; and what representation of women is secured on these bodies and also on the various councils which have been set up under the scheme?


I assume that the hon. Member has in mind the Consultative Councils established under Section 4 of the Ministry of Health Act. This Section requires that every such Council shall include women as well as men. I am sending the hon. Member lists of the members of the three Councils established in England, and of the Welsh Consultative Council.