HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc490-1W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Labour what are the fees payable to members of civilian medical boards for the examination of recruits, having regard to the notification to doctors by the British Medical Association confirming the appointment containing the statement that an appropriate fee, to be settled in consultation with the association, will be paid for each session; and why the unusual procedure of settling the fees between each appointee or each board in consultation with the British Medical Association is permitted?

Mr. E. Brown

Members of medical boards are paid at the rate of two guineas per session for the first five sessions in a week, and 1½ guineas for any subsequent sessions in the week, an additional half-guinea being paid to the chairman. These rates apply uniformly to all medical boards, and therefore the last part of the question does not arise.