HC Deb 29 June 1950 vol 476 c241W
41. Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Minister of Health in view of the fact that 11,000 people suffering from tuberculosis are awaiting hospital beds, if he will give favourable consideration to the suggestion that a minimum of 10 per cent. of the beds in general hospitals should be set aside for tuberculosis cases.

Mr. Bevan

Yes, I am doing so. But there can clearly be no set rule about it.

75. Mr. Arbuthnot

asked the Minister of Health what is the number of persons suffering from tuberculosis and awaiting admission to hospital or sanatorium in the boroughs of Dover, Deal and Sandwich and the rural districts of Dover and Eastry respectively; and what is the average period of waiting.

Mr. Bevan

I have not got the information. for local authority areas; and waiting periods vary so much that no average has much meaning.