HC Deb 09 November 1961 vol 648 cc91-2W
Lord Balniel

asked the Minister of Health whether he is yet able to make a statement on the Report of the Working Party on Medical Staffing Structure in the Hospital Service.

Mr. Powell

Yes. The Government, with the agreement of the medical profession, accept the main principles of the Report. The profession has reserved its position on the precise type of intermediate grade that may be required, its extent, title and salary. These matters will be further considered following the review of medical staffing in accordance with the principles of the Report, which will now be undertaken.