asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what provision he is making to enable registered medical practitioners to take post-graduate courses in homoeopathic medicine in response to patients' requests for homoeopathic treatment.
As indicated in my reply to my hon. Friend on 26th April 1978, the content of postgraduate medical education is primarily a matter for the postgraduate medical deans of universities, as advised by the Council for Postgraduate Medical Education. My Department allocates funds to the deans to use at their discretion to provide financial support for courses for general practitioners: it does not make provision for courses in particular subjects.—[Vol. 948. c. 601–2.]