HC Deb 08 May 1941 vol 371 cc971-2
16. Mr. G. Strauss

asked the Minister of Health whether the Government will use the services of alien doctors in the Pioneer Corps for medical work in hospitals and institutions?

Mr. E. Brown

These doctors are being considered for employment in hospitals and institutions equally with others of allied or enemy nationality, through the machinery set up by the Central Medical War Committee. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War has given instructions that every facility is to be afforded for their attendance at interviews with employing authorities and for their discharge from the Corps when employment is obtained.

Colonel Arthur Evans

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many alien doctors are concerned in this?

Mr. Brown

I could not answer that without notice.