§ 23. Mr. Hannah
asked the Minister of Health what public recognition is given to osteopaths; whether they are entitled to any of the rights accorded to the medical profession; and whether, in the event of their being liable to service, any use is made of their healing ability?
§ Mr. E. Brown
In view of the recommendations in the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Lords on the Osteopaths Registration and Regulation Bill of 1935, Parliament has not thought fit to confer any official recognition on osteopaths or to accord them any of the rights specially accorded to registered medical practitioners. I understand that the Services do not make use of the special manipulative technique of osteopaths.
§ Mr. Hannah
Does the right hon. Gentleman believe that osteopathy has any particular use in medicine or not?
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the real reason is that the medical profession objected?