HC Deb 04 December 1951 vol 494 cc226-7W
103. Mr. Linstead

asked the Minister of Labour what representations he has received from the British Medical Association regarding the need to establish separate and appropriate arbitration machinery for the settlement of disputes as to the remuneration or other conditions of service of medical practitioners engaged in the work of the National Health Service; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.

Sir P. Bennett

My right hon. Friend has had representations from the Association pointing out that, not being a trade union, they are, precluded from reporting disputes to him under the Industrial Disputes Order, and representing that there should be provision for the arbitration of disputes affecting medical practitioners in the National Health Service. He is in consultation with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Health on this matter.