asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in the light of the publication of the findings of the Policy Studies Institute on the relationship between overseas doctors and the National Health Service as being one of unequal treatment both in training and the job market, if he will consider methods of correcting this.
I have already indicated to overseas doctors that I will treat the Policy Studies Institute's findings with the utmost seriousness and am initiating discussions with those concerned with a view to working out approaches to deal with the problems which the report discusses.
|Yorkshire and Humberside Region||3,885||3,810||3,910||3,940|
|North Western Region||4,361||4,664||4,714||4,803|
|West Midlands Region||3,826||4,040||4,109||3,880|
|East Midlands Region||2,475||2,524||2,522||2,539|
|London North Region||3,162||3,154||3,254||3,157|
|South Western Region||1,892||1,979||1,904||1,817|
|* Includes both Wessex and South Eastern Regions.|