§ Mr. Groves
asked the Minister of Health whether Circular D 17/1939–40 issued by the British Medical Association Central Emergency Committee was issued with his approval; and is it intended that an absentee doctor has a claim for damages against the Local Emergency Committee or the British Medical Association, or both, if, on return to his practice, it is found that the practice has depreciated, and that any other scheme, including that of a certain insurance committee in the North, is disapproved?
§ Mr. Elliot
As regards the first part of the Question I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to a Question on the same subject by him on 30th January. As regards the second part, I could not undertake to interpret the agreements entered into by practitioners under the voluntary schemes for the protection of practices. As regards the third part, I have approved a number of schemes submitted to me jointly by insurance committees and panel committees; in pursuance of the Medical Benefit Regulations.