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Health Care Teaching (Developing Countries)

Volume 955: debated on Thursday 3 August 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if she will consider the possibility of using vacant space and available staff in teacher training colleges, in co-operation with nearby medical facilities, to provide courses in primary health care and teaching techniques for teachers of primary health care workers from developing countries.

My right hon. Friend is always ready to consider proposals put forward by colleges of education for diversification of their activities and for use of surplus resources. At present he is not aware of any demand for a development of the sort which the hon. Member has in mind.