HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 cc18-9W
Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Health whether he has now received the report from the Cranbrook Committee; what are the main recommendations; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Walker-Smith

I have received the report and am arranging for its publication on or about 18th February. It would. I think, be best for me not to attempt to summarise the recommendations before the report is available. The recommendations will, of course, require careful consideration and consultation with the local authority associations, the British Medical Association and other interested bodies. This will necessarily take time. I would however hope, fairly soon after publication, to be in a position to commend certain of the recommendations for the early consideration of hospital authorities, local health authorities and Executive Councils.

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