HC Deb 24 March 1949 vol 463 c51W
Mr. Haire

asked the Minister of Health if he will issue a circular to local medical authorities indicating that he is prepared to allow responsible persons acting for doctors to renew prescriptions and issue medical certificates.

Mr. Bevan

The terms of service of general practitioners prescribe conditions subject to which qualified deputies and assistants may act for practitioners in these matters. I do not think that it would be in the public interest to extend these arrangements to unqualified persons.