HC Deb 21 March 1946 vol 420 cc2027-8
71. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Health how many students have applied for admission to the medical schools for the term commencing in October; and how many vacancies there are, giving separate figures for men and women.

Mr. Bevan

The medical schools do not report to me the number of applications for admission, and I regret that I have not the figure asked for in the first part of the Question. As regards the second part, vacancies for men correspond normally to the quotas assigned to the schools. These total 1,244 for England and Wales. Quotas are no longer allotted for women medical students, but it is safe to estimate that the vacancies are not less—and they may be rather more than the total of 336 assigned during the war years.

Mr. Lipson

Could the right hon. Gentleman take steps to get the additional information? Will he also see that all suitable applicants can have places found for them?

Mr. Bevan

When the whole health services are more integrated, I hope it will be possible to make the information available at once to HON. MEMBERS. At present I have to collect from self-motivating institutions.

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