HC Deb 13 May 1948 vol 450 c229W
23. Mr. Baird

asked the Minister of Health when he will be publishing the Spens Report on the remuneration of dentists.

Mr. Bevan

I hope this report will be available within a very few days.

Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Health which existing committee fulfils the request by the Royal College of Physicians, which he promised to consider, for a special procedure by way of a committee to provide a check on the issue of regulations such as would determine the qualifications, remuneration and conditions of service of doctors and dentists under the National Health Service Act, 1946.

Mr. Bevan

I think the present procedure, under which all regulations have to be examined by a special committee in Parliament, coupled with my undertaking to remove from the scope of regulations a full-time salaried general practitioner service, should be sufficient to remove any apprehension on this point.

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