§ Dr. D. Johnson
asked the Minister of Health if he will list the advisory committees and sub-committees which he has appointed under Section 2 (3) of the National Health Service Act, 1946, and state the number of times each of these met during 1959.
§ Mr. Walker-Smith
The following are the Standing Advisory Committees which I have constituted under Section 2 (3) of the National Health Service Act, 1946, and the number of times each met during 1959:
Standing Medical Advisory Committee 3 Standing Dental Advisory Committee 2
Standing Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee 0 Standing Ophthalmic Advisory Committee 0 Standing Nursing Advisory Committee 3 Standing Maternity and Midwifery Advisory Committee 2 Standing Mental Health Advisory Committee 4 Standing Tuberculosis Advisory Committee 3 Standing Cancer and Radiotherapy Advisory Committee 1
The Central Health Services Council and the Scottish Health Services Council, themselves appointed jointly the following Committees which both met five times in 1959:
- Joint Committee on Poliomyelitis Vaccine.
- Joint Committee on Classification of Proprietary Preparations.
Several of the Standing Advisory Committees have appointed sub-committees. Those which met during 1959 and the number of times they met were as follows:
Sub-Committee of the Standing Medical Advisory Committee on Emergency Treatment in Hospitals of Poisoning 2 Sub-Committee of the Standing Medical Advisory Committee on Anti Coagulant Therapy 1 Sub-Committee of the Standing Medical Advisory Committee and Standing Midwifery Advisory Committee on Prematurity 2 Sub-Committee of the Standing Nursing Advisory Committee on the Arrangement of the In-Patients' Day 6