HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 c107W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action has been taken by the Northern Regional Hospitals Board in respect of each of the hospitals under its control in the Western Isles to put into full operation the code of practice for the protection of persons exposed to ionizing radiation, which was commended to all National Health Service hospital authorities this summer; and if he is satisfied with the steps taken.

Mr. Maclay

The Code of Practice has been brought to the attention of those concerned in the three hospitals in the Western Isles using X-rays, i.e., Lewis Hospital, Lewis Infectious Diseases Hospital, and the Bute Hospital, Daliburgh. I shall be asking all regional hospital boards shortly about progress made by individual hospitals in putting the Code into effect. In the meantime, if the hon. Member has any particular problem in mind I shall be glad to look into it.