HC Deb 12 March 1942 vol 378 cc1214-5W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Health who is invited to the conferences held by his chief medical officer; how the selection of persons to whom invitations are sent is made; and whether he will take steps to have the information there imparted more easily and economically conveyed by post?

Mr. E. Brown

Invitations to send representatives are extended to the editors of the news agencies, of the national and provincial newspapers, and of medical, technical, women's and other periodicals interested in public health subjects. No question of economy arises since the conferences involve no special expenditure, and no written communiqué is distributed. The conferences are quite informal, and the information imparted could not be conveyed by post because much of it is given in answer to questions.