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Immigrant Doctors

Volume 885: debated on Friday 31 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what priority over other immigrants is given to doctors wishing to settle in this country; and whether similar priority is allowed for their wives and dependants.

Doctors seeking employment in the United Kingdom and their dependants who seek to accompany or join them are admitted on a temporary basis, not for settlement. Entry clearances are granted without delay, if the necessary documentation is forthcoming.