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Paediatrics: Foreign Workers

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many international medical graduates were excluded from applying for paediatrics because they did not have highly skilled migrant programme status on 5 February 2007. (154796)

No candidates have been excluded from applying for programmes in the specialty training recruitment process because they were not on the highly skilled migrant programme on February 2007.

However the applications of applicants who do not meet the right to work criteria should only be considered if there are no suitable United Kingdom or European economic area applicants.