HC Deb 06 February 1956 vol 548 c154W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Health to give an estimate of the increased cost of the National Health Service if all the improvements recommended by the Guillebaud Committee when financial considerations permit were put into operation at once.

Mr. Turton

It is impossible to make such an estimate.

Mr. Simmons

asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the importance of the National Health Service to the community generally, he will arrange for the publication of a popular edition of the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the cost of the National Health Service, Command Paper No. 9663, giving the main conclusions and recommendations together with other salient points likely to be of general interest, as at its present price the full report is out of reach of those most affected.

Mr. Turton

One section of this Report contains a summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee. As the Press has already given wide publicity to this section, I do not consider that I should be justified in undertaking the expense of publishing this section as a pamphlet.