HC Deb 18 November 1976 vol 919 cc734-5W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now issue medical certificate (Form Med 3, 7/76), in a bilingual format or alternatively issue a Welsh language version for use in Wales.

Mr. Deakins

Form Med 3, which is now known as a doctor's statement, necessarily has to contain a good deal of material. At the same time, there are good reasons for not enlarging it. A bilingual format is consequently ruled out. There are no plans to issue a Welsh language version of Form Med 3 but, if there were found to be sufficient real demand for this, I would be prepared to look into the matter further. One factor to be taken into account would be the extra cost.