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Volume 524: debated on Monday 1 March 1954

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asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he is aware that a number of eminent psychiatrists disagree with the definition of psychoneurosis to which his Department works; and if he will submit the matter to a committee of psychiatrists selected by the Royal Society of Medical Psychology.

No, Sir. I know that different opinions have been expressed in a particular case in connection with an appeal now pending. But I am not aware of any general representations of the kind suggested by the hon. Member.

While thanking the the Minister for that reply, may I ask if he will be good enough to refer the case he has mentioned to an independent tribunal from the group of people I suggest in the Question?