HC Deb 10 April 1941 vol 370 c1705W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, unless sufficient blood donors come forward, many towns will be in a precarious position in the event of a big raid; and whether he is making a special appeal?

Mr. E. Brown

Local appeals for blood donors have been organised where necessary by the blood transfusion officers serving in the Emergency Medical Service in each region, and I am advised that the number coming forward as a result is adequate except in a few isolated instances. In these cases help is obtainable from a neighbouring town. I think that the matter can safely be left in the hands of the regional blood transfusion officers and that no special appeal by me is necessary.

Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the complaint that the Haverfordwest infirmary is inadequately staffed to deal with the war casualties it has to receive; and if he will take the necessary steps to deal with the position?

Mr. Brown

This matter has not been brought to my knowledge. I will have inquiries made and communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.