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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 5 Feb 1953

Vol. 136 No. 2

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Proposals for Health Services.

asked the Minister for Health if he will state in what respect the White Paper proposals on health services have been modified.

I would refer the Deputy to the Health Bill, 1952, the text of which will be circulated within the next few days.

The Minister will no doubt remember that he promised to circulate this Health Bill before the Dáil reassembled. He promised to circulate it then before the end of January. Now he says he will circulate it in a few days. Is this his final prophecy?

It is only two months. That is nothing to the Deputy, because it took him three years.

The Minister need not get hot and bothered merely because I asked a question. May we take it now that the Health Bill will be the original Bill contemplated by the Minister and not an emasculated Bill?

Wait and see.

You will all want State medicine.