HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2146-7W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, in spite of the assurances given by his Department as to their not being associated with the British Medical Association, local medical war committees are undertaking work for the British Medical Association, including propaganda; and whether he will take action to ensure that these committees confine themselves to their original functions and do nothing contrary to the assurances given?

Mr. E. Brown

I am not aware to what activities on the part of local medical war committees my hon. Friend is referring. If he will give me specific instances in which these committees are considered to have exceeded their functions I shall be prepared to look into them.

Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the abolition of the local and central medical war committees and the substitution of more practical and expeditious methods?

Mr. Brown

No, Sir. I have no reason to suppose that the work of these committees suffers from the defects implied by the Question.