HC Deb 09 March 1876 vol 227 cc1709-10

asked the Vice President of the Council, If he will state whether Her Majesty's Government intend taking any steps this Session to hasten or facilitate the adoption of the "Conjoint Scheme" in examinations for medical degrees?


The Government has reason to believe that as regards England considerable progress has been made towards settling the basis of an arrangement which is likely to receive general assent. We have not the like information respecting Ireland and Scotland; but if satisfactory arrangements are concluded in England, I cannot but hope that they will lead to a like result in the other parts of the United Kingdom. In this state of the case the hon. Gentleman will understand that I cannot give any opinion as to what may be the views hereafter of Her Majesty's Government as to the expediency or necessity of proposing legislative measures to promote or hasten the general adoption of the conjoint scheme.