HC Deb 16 May 1946 vol 422 c267W
9. Mr. Somerville Hastings

asked the Minister of Health whether he is proposing to set up experimental health centres so that further experience may be gained before the National Health Scheme comes into operation.

Mr. Bevan:

I do not think this would be practicable in the light of present statutory powers. I think it is better to press on with the National Health Service Bill and then to gain experience under it, as quickly as possible.