Doctors.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Insurance. – in the House of Commons on 21st March 1923.

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Photo of Major Murdoch Wood Major Murdoch Wood , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Central

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asked the Minister of Health whether he can yet make any statement as to his proposals for a new arrangement with the doctors under the National Health Insurance Act to take the place of the present agreement, which expires at the end of this year?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

I am not in a position to make any statement on this matter.

Photo of Major Murdoch Wood Major Murdoch Wood , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Central

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he is likely to be able to make a statement?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

I am afraid that I cannot give any definite date at present.

Photo of Dr Thomas Watts Dr Thomas Watts , Manchester, Withington

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that under the present agreement many doctors are expected to be on duty 24 hours a day and seven days a week?