HC Deb 15 July 1947 vol 440 c36W
100. Mr. Ross

asked the Minister of Supply if he is aware that Scottish hospitals are experiencing considerable difficulty in obtaining supplies of surgical dressings, particularly gauze; and what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of these essential medical supplies.

Mr. Leonard

The production of surgical dressings and gauze was to some extent interrupted by the fuel crisis but is now adequate to meet essential needs. I was not aware that Scottish hospitals were experiencing undue difficulty in obtaining supplies until I received the correspondence from my hon. Friend. I will write to him as soon as I have made inquiries.