HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 c77W
21 . Mr. House

asked the Minister of Health in view of the fact that the B.M.A. were given full details of the Health Services Bill before that Bill was made generally available, why similar opportunities for prior consideration of the details of this Bill were not given to other bodies of health practitioners such as osteopaths naturopaths, chiropractors, herbalists, etc.

Mr. Bevan

My hon. Friend is mistaken in the first part of his Question. In preparing the health service proposals I consulted various groups of professional people who were qualified to advise me on the issues involved—and who, indeed, did include herbalists. There was never any question, however, of giving advance details of the Bill to the British Medical Association as such, or to any similar body, before it was presented to Parliament.

4. Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Health whether he will place in the Library a map showing the hospital regions he has in mind in the National Health Service Bill and the medical schools with which they are associated.

Mr. Bevan

The manner of defining the proposed hospital regions is under consideration, and I am not at present in a position to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion.