HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 cc303-4W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Health if he will take steps to ensure that when patients summon a doctor for trivial reasons, as exemplified in a case submitted to him, they will be fined, inasmuch as doctors who refuse to obey trivial calls are fined by the executive council affected.

Mr. Bevan

There is no statutory authority for fining a patient. I am unable to accept the implication in the last part of the Question.

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