HC Deb 06 April 1943 vol 388 c504W
Mrs. Cazalet Keir

asked the Minister without Portfolio how many of the seven experts who are to form the central staff under his direction for dealing with the Beveridge proposals are men, and how many are women?

Sir W. Jowitt

Under present arrangements one will be a woman.

Mr. Pearson

asked the Minister of Health the names of those persons appointed to serve on any consultative committee in his Department dealing with matters arising out of the Beveridge Report; and what are the terms of reference?

Mr. E. Brown

There is no such consultative committee in my Department. As I have already indicated, however, I am discussing with groups representing the local authorities, the medical profession, and voluntary hospitals, proposals for the setting up of a National Health Service. I have also the benefit of the advice of my medical advisory committee whose composition and terms of reference were set out in the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for St. Albans (Sir F. Fremantle) on 26th November last.

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