§ 66. Colonel Stoddart-Scott
asked the Minister of Defence if, in order to save medical manpower and public money, he will consider amalgamating the medical services in the three Fighting Services and form one defence medical service.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
The amalgamation of the medical services of the Armed Forces was rejected by the Government of the day early in 1948. It is one of the matters which has been examined by the Committee under Lord Waverley on the Medical and Dental Services of the Forces. Their report is now being considered. I will announce in due course the Government's decision on this.