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Mr David Woodhouse

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will cause a public inquiry to

General Medical Practitioner Principals Qualified in Republic of Ireland: England and Wales 1975–1980
YearFirst admissionsReadmissionsWithdrawals
UnrestrictedRestrictedUnrestrictedRestrictedUnrestrictedRestricted
1975–762113788
1976–771641802
1977–7819162911
1978–792112975
1979–80214741
I shall write to the hon. Member about the situation regarding junior hospital doctors.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in the light of an increase in unemployed doctors in the United Kingdom, he will hold discussions with his counterpart in the Republic of Ireland regarding the effect on the United Kingdom of that country producing almost twice the medical graduates that that country requires.

No. The number of places in their medical schools is under discussion between officials and professional advisers of member States of the European Community and I should not propose to raise this question outside that forum.