HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c232W
80. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Health if he has considered a resolution sent to him by the Staffordshire Executive Council urging him to proceed with the establishment of local joint health consultative committees; and what action he will take.

82. Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to set up local joint health consultative committees to promote co-operation between hospital local auhority and general practitioner service, as recommended to him by the Staffordshire Executive Council.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I have received the communication mentioned. The recommendations of the Central Health Services Council about co-operation between hospital, local authority and general practitioner services have been made known to all the bodies concerned, upon whom I have urged the importance of doing all they can to give effect to them. But it was the view of the Central Council, as it is my view also, that this is necessarily a matter for local consideration and action according to local circumstances.