HC Deb 25 July 1910 vol 19 cc1733-4

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the disparity in the value of medical degrees and diplomas which entitle their possessors to practise medicine in this country; and whether he will take steps, by legislation or otherwise, towards establishing a fair standard of examination qualifying for medical practice?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Churchill)

It is the statutory duty of the General Council of Medical Education to inspect and report on all qualifying examinations, and if it appears to them that the standard of proficiency required at the qualifying examinations held by any of the licensing bodies is insufficient, to make a representation to that effect to the Privy Council, who are empowered, if they think fit, after due inquiry, to order the withdrawal from medical authorities of the right to hold qualifying examinations.