HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 c266W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Health why the Press was not invited to the meeting in London of representatives of local medical war committees which he addressed; and why was the "British Medical Journal" alone given information on the subject, enabling it to publish an account of the meeting?

Mr. E. Brown

The matters to be discussed at the meeting were of a kind which it would not have been in the public interest to publish in the Press, and my hon. Friend will see from the notice which appeared in the "British Medical Journal" after the meeting that no account of them was in fact published.

Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Health what is the due provision made in the civil defence regions for co-ordinating the control of the different medical services?

Mr. Brown

In general, co-ordination is secured through the regional hospital officers and medical officers, but if my hon. Friend will let me know what aspect of the matter he has especially in mind I will send him further particulars.