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To what precise extent the intimidation has succeeded it is

still too early to say. It has not been possible to raise the matter upon the adjournment in the House of Commons, but many pertinent questions have been asked during the week, especially by Mr. Cassel, and Mr. Masterman has found some difficulty in vindicating the power of the Commis- sioners to close the panels. On Thursday he said that whole-time salaried doctors would be required only in thn e or four places at most ; but this does not throw any light upon the number of transplantations contemplated in accord- ance with Mr. Lloyd George's ingenious strike-breaking plans.