HC Deb 25 January 1955 vol 536 c22W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Health the daily diet allowance per patient in the mental and also the general hospitals in the Dartford area; and on what dates the present scales were introduced.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I am informed that since July, 1953, the hospital management committee has had a procedure for authorising the officer concerned in the general hospitals in the Dartford area to spend up to a certain weekly sum per head of staff and patients without further reference to the committee. The sum is at present 26s. a week. There is no such procedure in the mental hospitals in this area.