HC Deb 08 June 1943 vol 390 c547W
Mr. Craik Henderson

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the treatment of cancer and other cases is being seriously handicapped by the delay at present involved in obtaining the necessary X-ray tubes; and whether he will take steps to simplify the procedure and expedite delivery?

Miss Horsbrugh

My right hon. Friend is aware of the present shortage of deep X-ray tubes which have to be imported from America. The Ministry, in conjunction with the Ministry of Supply, are taking all possible steps to secure an increased number of these tubes, which are in short supply. As soon as a consignment is received in this country by the Ministry of Supply, they are allocated,