HC Deb 10 March 1910 vol 14 c1633

asked the President of the Board of Education whether any and, if so, what provision is being made to enable women candidates for the elementary school teachers' certificate to obtain the medical certificates required by the Board by examination at the hands of women doctors; and, if not, whether he will consider the desirability of making arrangements for this purpose as soon as possible?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Runciman)

The Board are fully alive to the desirability of making arrangements for women candidates for the certificate to be examined by doctors of their own sex, and since 1908, forty-one names of women doctors have been added to the list of Medical Officers recognised for this purpose by the Board. In June, 1908, there were eleven women doctors on the list; there are now fifty-two. Further names will be added as opportunity offers; but it is necessary that the women doctors recognised for this purpose should be practising within reach of centres convenient for the attendance of candidates, and the number of them so placed is limited.