HC Deb 03 August 1943 vol 391 c2108W
Captain P. Macdonald

asked the Minister of Health when he proposes to issue his White Paper containing his preliminary proposals for implementing the health scheme of the Beveridge Report; to what extent this will affect interests other than the medical profession; and whether he will give an assurance that these interests, such as the hospitals, dentists, pharmacists, optical practitioners and others have been accorded the same facilities for consultation with his department as representatives of the doctors?

Miss Horsbrugh

My right hon. Friend hopes it will be possible to publish a White Paper about the time when the House re-assembles. This would then serve as a focus for full discussion by all concerned, including many interests besides the medical profession, and it has always been my right hon. Friend's clear intention to give ample opportunity for this.