HC Deb 17 July 1952 vol 503 cc169-70W
77. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that loss is being incurred by workmen who have to attend hospital for treatment under the National Health Act by deductions from their wages for the time lost; and what steps he will take to remedy this position.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I have no power under the National Health Service Acts to reimburse wages lost by patients through having to attend hospital, but hospital authorities have been encouraged to hold treatment clinics outside normal working hours.

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