HC Deb 12 April 1922 vol 153 c394
32. Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. NORTON-GRIFFITHS

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been drawn to the report that the authorities of the London Hospital propose to restrict their medical teaching to men students; whether the hospital receives any assistance by way of grant from the public funds; whether such grant is made with or without conditions as to its employment; and whether, seeing that the restriction of medical teaching to male students is neither beneficial to the public health nor in agreement with the principle upon which grants from public funds to quasi-private organisations are made, he will say whether he proposes to take any steps in the matter?

Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. GILMOUR (for Sir Alfred Mond)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The only payments made to the London Hospital from the Ministry of Health Vote are in respect of the treatment of specific diseases. No part of the grant made by the Voluntary Hospitals Commission is applicable to the expenditure of the Medical School. I understand that in the opinion of the University Grants Committee, who make certain grants to the medical school, the question of requiring a particular school to admit women students would only arise if facilities for university education in medicine of qualified women students were inadequate. This situation has not arisen in London University.