Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many men he has discharged from Her Majesty's Dockyard, Malta this year; and what further discharges are anticipated in the near future.
Mr Henry Hynd: If the Royal Navy has no further use for this dockyard, is the hon. Gentleman exploring the possibility of an alternative use in view of the absence of other work in Malta? Is he considering the possibility, for example, of using it as a training centre, or as a naval base or in some other way?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what compensation is paid to men discharged from Her Majesty's Dockyard, Malta.
Mr Henry Hynd: The hon. Gentleman says that few people will be discharged. Is
Mr Henry Hynd: Will the Minister say whether the waiting list in this case exists for the same reason as in certain other hospitals, where if a patient pays something to the doctor he can jump the queue and get in before those on the waiting list?
Mr Henry Hynd: Will the Minister also take note of the many other recommendations in this Report, many of which are complementary to the Health Service?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Health, which diseases will qualify for treatment in foreign medical establishments under Article 2 of the Euro pean Agreement on Mutual Assistance in the Matter of Special Medical Treat ments and Climatic Facilities, Cmnd. 1822, and whether these will include multiple sclerosis.
Mr Henry Hynd: Then what was the good of this agreement? If there is no provision under the agreement for anything to be done, it would not seem to serve any purpose at all.
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Health which medical establishments in this country are able to offer treatment for multiple sclerosis.
Mr Henry Hynd: Why did I get the previous Answer from the Minister telling me that it was possible for treatment to be obtained in this country? Regarding the previous Answer, if treatment cannot be obtained in 'this country and there is no provision in the agreement for treatment abroad, what is the Minister doing about this disease?
Mr Henry Hynd: The hon. Gentleman has told me that there is no agreement for treatment in this country. In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the Answer, I beg to give notice that I shall raise this matter again.
Mr Henry Hynd: Will the Minister first answer the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member far Stoke-on-Trent, North (Mrs. Slater) about the 10s. widows? Can he say whether any improvements that have been announced today will be deducted from recipients of National Assistance?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Health if he will state the maintenance allocation to the group management committee in respect of the hospitals in the Accrington constituency for the current year, the amount requested when estimates were prepared, and the percentage increases in monetary and real terms over the allocation for the previous financial year.
Mr Henry Hynd: Can the Minister give an assurance that the money available to hospitals in my constituency will not result in any diminution of the services which they want to perform?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Health whether, in the absence of facilities for curing multiple sclerosis in this country, he will assist patients to get treatment by the Le Gac method in Belgium.
Mr Henry Hynd: If this treatment is not available in this country, are the sufferers from this disease simply to be left with no cure at all? Will the Minister stretch a point and try something which is apparently available just across the Channel?
Mr Henry Hynd: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that local authorities still have to pay about twice the amount of interest which was required under the Labour Government? Is it not possible to narrow the gap?
Mr Henry Hynd: Has the right hon. Gentleman noticed the Motion standing in my name and the names of 60 other hon. Members on the question of railway superannuitants? As a statement about a settlement of the question was understood to be pending, is the right hon. Gentleman likely to be able to give us any news about this before Christmas?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what information he has about progress in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Henry Hynd: As it is clear from the Minister's answer that no cure is so far available in this country, and as there are pretty strong claims of a cure being available across the Channel, is it not possible for the Ministry to enable patients from this country to go abroad to get the treatment that is apparently available there?