§ Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Minister of Health whether there is adequate medical service for insured persons residing in the neighbourhod of Princetown, Devon; whether he is aware that the late Claude Abbott, a temporary officer at Dartmoor prison, did not obtain proper medical attention for some weeks before he died; what was the cause of his death; and who was his panel doctor?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I have no ground for believing that the medical service for insured persons residing in the neighbourhood of Princetown is inadequate, having regard to the sparsely populated nature of the district. The case of Claude Abbott has been investigated under the statutory procedure for dealing with complaints and is stillsub judice and I cannot properly give particulars at this stage. I will communicate with the hon. Member later.