§ Q16. Dr. Wyndham Davies
asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the national importance of health, the rise in the cost of the National Health Service and the necessity to give health equal priority to other social services and Departments of State, he will give the Minister of Health a seat in the Cabinet.
§ The Prime Minister
No. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Health attends meetings of the Cabinet whenever subjects of concern to him and his Department are under discussion and I do not think that his power and authority as Minister of Health are in any way diminished by his not being a member of the Cabinet.