HC Deb 02 March 1966 vol 725 cc291-2W
6. Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is satisfied with the pace of research in the field of preventive medicine with particular reference to the multiple screening of large sections of the population, with a view to ensuring better standards of health at a lower ultimate cost to the nation; and whether he will make financial assistance available to selected medical officers of health to enable them to conduct experiments for assessing the value of such health checks in relation to the different kinds of disease that are best treated when diagnosed during the early stages of their development.

Mr. Ross

Some multiple screening has been done in Scotland, but experience of this method is limited, and I am willing to consider applications for financial assistance for research studies associated with it.

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