HC Deb 12 July 1965 vol 716 cc8-9W
48. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Health if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the names and qualifications of the members of his recently formed advisory group, together with its terms of reference; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson

I am circulating a list of the members. There are no formal terms of reference. The group has been constituted to provide me with a source of informal advice about the future development of the health and welfare services. It will not function as a committee called upon to report on a defined subject, but the members, collectively and individually, will be available for the exchange of ideas based on a broad view of the services as a whole. The existence of the group will not in any way diminish either my use of the normal advisory machinery or consultation with the professions; indeed the scope for these may well be increased.

The list is as follows:

Dr. B. Abel-Smith, M.A., Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science.

Professor W. J. H. Butterfield, O.B.E., M.D., M.A., F.R.C.P., Professor of Medicine, Guy's Hospital Medical School.

Sir Edward Collingwood, C.B.E., F.R.S., M.A., Ph.D., J.P., Chairman of the Central Health Services Council and of the Newcastle Regional Hospital Board and Treasurer of the Medical Research Council.

Mr. G. C. Godber, C.B.E., LL.B., Clerk of Shropshire County Council.

Mr. R. Huws Jones, M.A., B.Sc.(Econ.), Principal, National Institute for Social Work Training.

Sir Peter Medawar, C.B.E., F.R.S., M.A., D.Sc., Director, National Institute for Medical Research.

Professor J. N. Morris, D.Sc., M.A., F.R.C.P., D.C.H., D.P.H., Social Medicine Research Unit, Medical Research Council.

Professor M. Roth, M.D., F.R.C.P., D.P.M., Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Miss M. Scott Wright, M.A., Ph.D., S.R.N., Matron, Middlesex Hospital.