HC Deb 04 March 1875 vol 222 c1183

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether, under the authority conferred by "The Medical Act, 1858," (21 and 22 Vic. c. 90), it is in the power of the Privy Council to establish one uniform test of efficiency for all medical practitioners in the United Kingdom; or, whether further legislation would be required in order to effect that object?


Sir, in reply to the Question of my hon. Friend, I beg to state that the Privy Council has not the power of enforcing a uniform test. But it may, if set in motion by the General Council of Medical Education, take measures for securing that none of the existing bodies empowered to grant certificates shall do so without securing a proper standard among the candidates, by the process of refusing registration to the candidates certificated by any examining body in default.