HC Deb 20 November 1947 vol 444 c211W
96. Mr. Channon

asked the Minister of Health whether, in drawing up detailed plans for the National Health Service, he can give an assurance that everything will be done to assist and encourage the provision of private registered nursing and maternity homes to supplement the main hospital scheme.

Mr. Bevan

Private homes are outside the scope of the National Health Service Act, and their future must therefore depend on the demand for private treatment outside the service.