HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 c1773W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Minister of Health whether any steps have been taken to secure adequate supplies of medical equipment, such as drugs, dressings, appliances, etc., for the use of hospitals in this country in the event of an emergency arising?

Mr. Bernays

Surgical equipment has been purchased for a number of hospitals which do not normally take surgical cases, in order to enable them to undertake casualty work. Stocks of prophylactic sera have been obtained and other equipment of various kinds secured. Detailed inquiries which are being made through trade associations suggest that, in general, adequate reserves of the hospital equipment referred to by my hon. Friend would be available in the country.