HC Deb 22 March 1961 vol 637 c54W
Mr. Collick

asked the Minister of Health why his divisional medical office at Manchester sent Form RM3 to sick people receiving National Insurance sickness benefit; if he is aware of the undesirable wording of this form, which implies that the person to whom it is sent is malingering; and how many such forms have been sent out from the Manchester office in each of the last three years.

Mr. Powell

This form tells the recipient that the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance have asked for a second medical opinion. It carries no implication such as the hon. Member mentions. The numbers were 122,874 in 1958, 123,396 in 1959 and 126,940 in 1960.