HC Deb 21 February 1949 vol 461 cc241-2W
Mr. A. Evans

asked the Minister of Health in what circumstances doctors treating patients under the Health Service are permitted to make a charge for medical certificates.

Mr. Bevan

A doctor is required to issue to patients under the National Health Service free of charge any certificates reasonably required by them under or for the purposes of any enactment. A list, which is not necessarily comprehensive, of certificates which appear to fall into this category has been circulated to doctors. There is nothing to prevent a doctor making a charge for other certificates.