HC Deb 10 December 1941 vol 376 c1556W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Minister of Health what representations he has received from the medical profession as to the extent to which they are asked to issue certificates of all kinds in connection with war activities; and whether he can make any statement on the subject?

Mr. E. Brown

I have been asked by the British Medical Association to consider, in consultation with other Government Departments whether steps can be taken to reduce the demands made on the medical profession for certificates in connection with war activities. A conference took place between representatives of the Departments and of the Association at which the whole matter was explored and the matter is now being considered by the Departments individually with the object of reducing to a minimum the number of purposes for which medical certificates are to be required.