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House of Commons debates

Monday, 16 December 1957

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals

    • Cathlene Murray

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will state the progress being made by Cathlene Murray, at present a patient in Dovenby Hall Hospital, Cumberland; and whether he can yet state the probable...

    • North Staffordshire Infirmary (X-ray Examinations)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many X-ray examinations were performed at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary in 1950 and in 1956; and how many members of the staff were employed as...

      Reconstruction Programme

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many schemes of hospital reconstruction costing £20,000 or more were sanctioned by his Department in 1956; and what was the average time between sanction and...

      Registrars

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how long discussions have been going on with the Joint Consultants Committee on the future of senior registrars who have completed their normal term of service; and...

      Radiographers (Salaries)

      30 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health for what reason a meeting of the Professional and Technical Staffs Council A of the Whitley Councils for the Health Services (Great Britain), summoned for 10th...

      Psychiatrists

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the shortage of psychiatrists in all branches of our mental health services; and whether this special consideration was before the Willink Committee...

      Clerical and Administrative Staff

      25 speeches

      Mr. Wiley: asked the Minister of Health what advice and assistance he has afforded the Sunderland Executive Council on the recruitment of clerical and administrative staff.

      Therapists (Pay Award)

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health when a decision will be made by him on the award made by the Whitley Council to therapists and other specialist staffs in the hospital service.

      Mental Hospitals, Warwickshire (Staff Payment)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he will give an assurance that employees at the Chelmsley, Marston Green and Coleshill Hall Mental Hospitals will receive their wages promptly in future, and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health

    • Orange Juice

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to ensure that all mothers are made aware of the desirability of their taking orange juice during pregnancy and of providing it for their...

    • Dental Caries (Children)

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to a report indicating that the percentage of London children of five years of age with caries-free teeth has decreased...

      Medical and Dental Students (Health Service Economics)

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will take steps to have included in the syllabus of medical and dental students some elementary knowledge of the economics of the National Health Service and of...

      Medical Auxiliaries (Mr. John Smith)

      3 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health why he has refused the application of Mr. John Smith of 40, Greystone Road, Carlisle, for inclusion in the list of medical auxiliaries kept by the Minister under...

      Sea and River Water (Pollution)

      4 speeches

      Dr. Bennett: asked the Minister of Health if he will encourage the taking, and posting up in public of periodical bacterial counts of samples of sea or river water at locations where there is...

      Poliomyelitis (Sea Bathing)

      7 speeches

      Dr. Bennett: asked the Minister of Health what action, other than routine, has been taken by his Department and local health authorities to ascertain accurately the causes of the three cases of...

      Cod Liver Oil

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what is the quantity of cod liver oil which must be taken by an infant or young child in order to supply a daily dose of 50,000 units of vitamin D.

      Analgesia

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what arrangements are made, and what expenditure he is prepared to meet, for the transport of gas-air analgesia used by midwives in domiciliary cases.

      Day Nurseries

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health the total number of day nursery places for the current year, compared with last year; and what is the comparable expenditure.

      British National Formulary

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health, in view of the usefulness of the British National Formulary, if he will arrange for its more frequent revision and distribution.

      Proprietary Drugs

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what action he is taking to prevent doctors from prescribing proprietary drugs which are of no greater or of less value than comparable drugs listed in the National...

      Home Accidents

      15 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will make arrangements that all home accidents which require hospital treatment shall be reported to the local medical officer of health.

      Midwives, Sunderland

      6 speeches

      Mr. Wiley: asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to ensure that Sunderland has its required establishment of midwives.

      Tuberculosis, Cardiff

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what report has been made to him on the high incidence of tuberculosis in the docks area of Cardiff; how the figures compare with national average; and what steps are...

      Health and Welfare Services

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what, in view of the recommendations of the Guillebaud and Piercy Committees, is his policy on the amalgamation of the health and welfare services; and what advice he...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Property (Leases)

      7 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Chelmsford, as representing the Church Commissioners, whether he is aware that the Royal Exchange Assurance Company, as head lessees of 52, Warwick Avenue, are in breach...

  • Lindsay Colliery, Fifeshire (Accident)

    6 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Paymaster-General whether he will make a statement on the mining disaster which occurred at the colliery at Kelty, Fifeshire, on Saturday, 14th December.

  • Welsh Affairs

    121 speeches

    3.33 p.m.

  • Pneumoconiosis and Byssinosis

    6 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That the Draft Pneumoconiosis and Byssinosis Benefit Amendment Scheme, 1957, a copy of which was laid before this House on 3rd December, he...

  • Mariners (Insurance)

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed.That the Draft National Insurance (Mariners) Amendment Regulations, 1957, a copy of which was laid before this House on 3rd December, be approved.—[Miss Pitt.]

  • National Insurance (Industrial Injuries)

    Draft National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) (Mariners) Amendment Regulations, 1957, [copy laid before the House 3rd December], approved.—[Miss Pitt.]

  • Land, Crofton (Development)

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Oakshott.]

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