House of Commons debates

Monday, 14 December 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Medical Research

    • Multiple Sclerosis

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Minister for Science, what progress has so far been achieved in research into the cause and treatment of multiple sclerosis; on what lines such...

    • Noise (Committee)

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Minister for Science, whether he is aware of the growing damage to human efficiency, the bad effects upon health, and the incursions into leisure...

      Toxic Sprays

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Minister for Science, what investigations he has made into the possibility of certain toxic sprays used in agriculture causing cancer; and with...

      D.D.T.

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Minister for Science, what investigations he has made into the possibility of D.D.T. and some of its solvents used in agriculture, causing...

      Radiation Hazards (Report)

      4 speeches

      Mrs. Butler: asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Minister for Science, when the Report of the Veale Committee, examining the training requirements of health officers on radiation...

      Leukemia

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Minister for Science, in view of increased mortality from leukemia during the past thirty years, to what extent he has related the figures in...

      Medical Education

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Lord President of the Council what was the nature of the last comprehensive inquiry into or review of medical education; and when it took place.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health

    • Accident Services

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what consideration he has given to the Memorandum on Accident Services, 1959, published by the British Orthopædic Association, a copy of which has been sent to...

    • Medical Treatment (Military Hospitals)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the case of Mr. D. Lindsay of Wallsend who, when on a trip to Germany in 1959, suffered a sudden serious illness and was taken to a British Army...

      Doctors (Discipline)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will require publication of the names of doctors fined by executive councils of the National Health Service for neglect of duty.

      Home Nursing and Domiciliary Midwifery Services, London

      27 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the widespread concern at the proposal of the London County Council to take over the Home Nursing Service on 1st September, 1960: whether he has...

      Preventive Medicine

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will take steps to amend the National Health Service Act to enable a consultant to do preventive as well as clinical medicine.

      Tricycles

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health when he will have completed his review of the possibility of replacing the present single-seater invalid tricycles by larger and more suitable vehicles; and whether...

      Food Premises (Smoking)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether, following the successful introduction of the "no smoking" rule into the shops of a leading chain store company, he will consult representatives of the...

      Cod-liver Oil

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he has noted the decline in the total consumption of cod-liver oil; to what extent this is due to the recommendation of the Joint Sub-Committee that the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals

    • Nurses (44-Hour Week)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he is aware that, in the Newcastle region, the financial allocation for implementing a 44-hour week for nurses only permits its introduction in some...

    • Capital Programmes

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health, in respect of the new capital programme announced for the hospital service, if he will state, per 1,000 of the population, the value to each region of the allocation.

      Pharmacists

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he is aware that many hospitals are understaffed in their pharmacies, and that recruitment of experienced staff is becoming continually more difficult;...

      Mental Hospitals (Nurses)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what is the present shortage of trained nurses employed for service to mentally deficient children and adults, respectively; how this compares with five and ten years...

      Mentally Deficient Children

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many mentally deficient children are now on the waiting list for admission into suitable hospitals or institutions; and what progress has been made towards...

      Senior Registrars

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many time-expired senior registrars are at present employed in the National Health Service.

      Thoracic Surgery, Manchester

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will state the average waiting time between diagnosis and treatment of people requiring thoracic surgery in the area of the Manchester Regional Hospital Board.

      Leucotomy

      4 speeches

      Dr. Johnson: asked the Minister of Health if he has yet completed the follow-up review of cases of leucotomy which was initiated by his predecessor following the representations on this subject...

      Northern Group Management Committee (Chairmanship)

      27 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will make a statement on the circumstances under which Mr. T. J. Drakeley, C.B.E., has ceased to be chairman of the Northern Group Hospital Management...

  • National Service (Call-Up)

    40 speeches

    I will, with permission, Sir, make a statement about the arrangements for call-up to the Forces in 1960. It has already been announced that there will be no further call-up after 1960 and that...

  • European Free Trade Association

    95 speeches

    3.55 p.m.

  • Supreme Court (Procedure)

    18 speeches

    10.4 p.m.

  • Royal Navy (Selection of Officer Cadets)

    4 speeches

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

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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