HC Deb 28 January 1949 vol 460 cc187-8W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Minister of Health what instructions have been given to the main Medical Practices Committee in London with regard to taking into account recommendations made by the local medical practices committees for filling vacancies for appointments in their locality; and whether he is aware that recently a local medical practices committee took considerable trouble in selecting a suitable candidate for a post, but that the main Medical Practices Committee informed them, without giving any reason, that another applicant was being appointed.

Mr. Bevan

Section 34 (3) of the National Health Service Act, 1946, governs the position. In the case referred to, the reasons for the Committee's action have been explained to the Chairman of the Executive Council. The doctor whose application was refused did not exercise his right of appeal.

Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Health, in how many institutions in the Lancashire County Council area are mental defectives and aged persons maintained in the same buildings; what are the names of the institutions and the numbers of the inmates; and what immediate steps are being taken to bring this arrangement to an end.

Mr. Bevan

Inquiries are being made and I will communicate further with the hon. Member when they have been completed.