HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 cc175-6W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Health if, in view of representations of which he has been notified from some of the most distinguished specialists in the country, he will now withdraw his prohibition against general practitioners ordering for their patients where they think necessary the oxygen operated Collison type inhaler, details of which have been submitted to him, and the immediate supply of which on the order of the family doctor, without the intervention of a specialist, is essential to reap the full benefit of this special treatment.

Mr. Bevan:

No. I am not aware that the present arrangements are working unsatisfactorily.

Officer Local Authority Amount of Increase Reason
Clerk Flint County Council £300
Medical Officer of Health "St. Marylebone Metropolitan Borough Council £25 Adoption of Askwith Scale.
Wincanton Rural District Council £170 Increase of duties.
Ryde Borough Council, Ventnor Urban District Council, and Sandown and Shanklin Urban District Council (Joint appointment) £30 Adoption of Askwith Scale.
Caernarvon Borough Council and Rural District Council (Joint appointment) £78 Increase of duties.

73. Mr. Haire

asked the Minister of Health in how many cases during the past year has he granted permission to