HC Deb 15 December 1964 vol 704 c70W
Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith

asked the Minister of Health if he will give an assurance that the additional amounts required to meet the cost of the 15 per cent. surcharge on imported medical equipment, medical aids and pharmaceutical goods will be met by increased Ministry allocations and that the regional hospital boards will not be required to cut their existing programmes to meet the additional costs.

Mr. K. Robinson

I shall be prepared to take account of this when I review the boards' general financial position.