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Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Social Services how many non-English speaking doctors from EEC countries he expects will seek registration in the United Kingdom in the next six months.

I would not expect that a doctor who spoke no English would be able to earn a living in the United Kingdom. It is, therefore, in my view, unlikely that such doctors will seek registration here under the terms of the EEC Medical Directives.