§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he is aware that certain legally qualified English medical practitioners have lately been fined and threatened with imprisonment by some of the authorities for practising among invalids visiting Swiss health resorts; and, whether, in the interests of such invalids and of members of the English Medical Profession, he will make representations to the Swiss Government on the subject?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Manchester, N.E.)
The statement in the first paragraph is true. The laws of Switzerland do not permit foreign doctors to practise there without the Federal authorization. Her Majesty's Government have for some time been endeavouring to arrange with the Swiss Government reciprocal privileges for the Medical Profession in either country; but as yet without success.