HC Deb 16 January 1964 vol 687 c60W
Q14. Mr. Grimond

asked the Prime Minister what arrangements are being made to co-ordinate the action of the various Departments concerned on the advice to be given to parents on the Naessens treatment for leukaemia.

The Prime Minister

No special arrangements for co-ordination are necessary. The Minister of Health cannot give professional advice about the clinical treatment of a disease. This must be a matter for the doctor in charge of a particular case.

I think it is widely known that this treatment for leukaemia has not yet been tested, but it is being investigated at a famous institutein Paris. New patients are not at present being accepted for treatment in Corsica. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Health has asked to be kept informed of the results of the tests which are, I am afraid, likely to take some time.