To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors have been recruited from post-graduate courses by NHS hospitals in each of the past five years. 
The Department's work force census does not collect data on numbers of doctors recruited by National Health Service hospitals from post-graduate courses.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the (a) British Medical Association and (b) University Deans of Medicine on meeting the target of 25,000 doctors by 2008. 
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has regular meetings with the British Medical Association and other representative bodies of the medical profession to discuss a range of issues.Department officials are in regular contact with the Council of Heads of Medical Schools, whose membership normally includes the Head or Dean of each university medical school in the United Kingdom and Colleges of the University of London with a medical school.