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Medical Students

Volume 721: debated on Thursday 25 November 1965

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51.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he is taking to increase the number of medical students.

My right hon. Friend is considering, in consultation with the University Grants Committee, how a further increase in the number of medical school places can best be achieved, but he is not yet ready to make a statement on this. Meanwhile, I can say that the number of British-based students admitted to medical schools this autumn is 2,283, compared with 2,238 last year and 2,166 in 1963.