HC Deb 26 July 1951 vol 491 cc82-3W
75. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made by the Rees-Evans Cancer Committee; and when he expects the committee to make their report.

Mr. Blenkinsop

I cannot add to the reply given to my hon. Friend on 31st May.

79. Dr. Hill

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to organise, or to encourage local authorities to organise, public education on the subject of cancer aimed at securing the earliest possible treatment for this disease.

Mr. Blenkinsop

The Central Health Services Council has recently advised that it is undesirable at the present time for any cancer publicity to be carried out by any central government organisation direct to the general public. I understand, however, that the Central Council for Health Education is planning a pilot experiment in public education in cancer through local authorities, with which I intend to keep in touch.