§ Mr. Pearson
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the dislike of the contents of his letter dated 9th July, 1942, to the chairman of the Nuffield Trustees, indicating proposals to organise surveys of local authority hospitals and that a secret report is to be made to him by the voluntary organisation on co-ordination and development of the service in the area the local authority administers; and what indications he has had from Welsh local authorities of their unwillingness for such surveys and secret reports to be made by a voluntary body on their statutory responsibilities?
§ Miss Horsbrugh
No, Sir. My right hon. Friend has received no such representations from Welsh local authorities, and the second paragraph of the letter referred to indicates that the Nuffield. Trustees will undertake surveys only after the representatives of the voluntary hospitals and of the local authorities in the areas concerned have signified their willingness for a survey to be organised.