HC Deb 10 June 1941 vol 372 c60W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that at least 67 medical men are engaged in the deliberations of the Medical Planning Commission to deal with the position of the medical profession after the war and primarily to prepare evidence to be submitted to a Royal Commission; and whether he will arrange with the Central Medical War Committee that the services of these doctors should be more usefully employed in the interests of the State?

Mr. E. Brown

I am aware that the British Medical Association has invited a considerable number of representative medical men and women to become members of a Medical Planning Commission whose terms of reference are: —to study war time developments and their effects on the country's medical services both present and future.

I am not aware that the object of the Commission is "primarily to prepare evidence to be submitted to a Royal Commission." The members of this Commission are performing a useful public service in devoting part of their time to this work and I hope their deliberations will result in constructive suggestions which will make for an improvement in the country's medical services. The answer to the last part of the Question is in the negative.