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Emigrant Doctors

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what estimate his Department has made of the number of doctors who have emigrated from the United Kingdom in each year since 1960; and to what principal countries they emigrated.

I regret that information is not available in the form requested. The estimated net loss form Great Britain of British and Irish born doctors is an annual average of 300 for the two years 1962–63 and 1963–64; 500 for 1964–65 and 300 for 1965–66. The principle countries concerned are Australia, Canada and the United States of America.