HC Deb 17 July 1941 vol 373 cc747-8W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Dr. P. G. Harvey, a graduate of London University, and his son practising in Monmouth; and, in view of the local Medical War Committee of Newport having rescinded their original decision that the son should be recommended for a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and have now decided unanimously that his services are indispensable to the district, whether he will take steps to obtain his immediate release?

Mr. E. Brown

Yes, Sir. This case was brought to my notice and I concurred in an application by the Central Medical War Committee to the War Office for the temporary release of the younger Dr. Harvey, in accordance with arrangements which I have made with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War.

Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Health the number of doctors of military age in practice in rural districts and the industrial areas of Monmouthshire, and in Newport itself; the numbers who have been granted exemption in each class of practice by the Monmouthshire Medical War Committee; and whether any person so exempted stands in any professional relationship to any member of the committee?

Mr. Brown

I am asking the Central Medical War Committee to obtain the information desired by my hon. Friend and will communicate with him on the matter as soon as possible.