§ 70. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Health whether the view which he expressed some months ago of reducing the number of doctors serving in the armed Forces to a ratio of about 2 per cent. of personnel has been achieved; and how many of the doctors so released since VE-Day are Scottish doctors who have returned to practice in Scotland.
§ Mr. Bevan
If my hon. and learned Friend has in mind the ratio of 2 per 1,000 referred to in my reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Pudsey and Otley (Colonel Stoddart-Scott) on 13th December, the answer is "Yes." On the second part of the Question I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland that the number of doctors released from the Forces since VE-Day includes 926 who were recruited from Scotland, but it is not at present known how many of these have returned to practice in that country.