HC Deb 01 December 1948 vol 458 c188W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the severe hardships being suffered by doctors in all parts of the country as a consequence of inadequate remuneration under the National Health Service; and whether he will now fulfil the recommendations of the Spens Committee, which would partially remedy this position.

Mr. Bevan

No. The remuneration of general medical practitioners in the National Health Service is based on the recommendations of the Spens Committee and was agreed with the profession. I am aware that the initial distribution of the total amount of money made available is giving rise to some temporary difficulties, which I am discussing with representatives of the profession.