HC Deb 01 August 1962 vol 664 c78W
40. Sir J. Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the result of the diabetes survey carried out by the Forfar Town Council, in which the major part of the population of the town co-operated; and what steps he is taking to encourage other towns in Scotland to undertake similar surveys.

Mr. Noble

I understand that this survey was undertaken by local doctors on their own initiative, with some assistance from the hospital authorities, and I have seen the results that have been published. I am asking the Standing Medical Advisory Committee to consider whether it is desirable that local health authorities generally should undertake such surveys.