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Test Work

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Health if he has now considered the Returns which have been made as the result of the special inquiry he set up into test work in November last; and when will he be in a position to make a statement?

Can the right hon. Gentleman say why he persistently refuses to make a statement upon a subject on which he was very voluble when in opposition?

The answer is quite simple—because I am not an automatic machine.

If a question is put down next week, will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give an answer?

Certainly I will give an answer, but I will not say that it will be satisfactory.

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that continual repetition of the same answer will lead the House to think that he is an automatic machine?