HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 cc159-60W
Miss Vickers

asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation if he will now make a statement about the establishment of the proposed Medical Advisory Committee which was referred to in the recent Government White Paper on Medical Aid to the Developing Countries.

Mr. Carr

I have now appointed a Medical Advisory Committee with the following terms of reference:

  1. "(1) To review at appropriate intervals the technical assistance pro- 160 vided by the Department of Technical Co-operation in medical and allied fields, and to make recommendations to the Secretary for Technical Co-operation;
  2. "(2) By means of sub-committees and panels to assist the Department in the various aspects of its work in these fields, and to advise on particular problems put to it by the Department."

I am happy to say that Sir Arthur Porritt has agreed to serve as Chairman. I am placing in the Library of the House a list of the members of the Committee and I am grateful to these eminent members of the profession for making their services available.