§ 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.