HC Deb 28 November 1946 vol 430 c1772
77. Sir Henry Morris-Jones

asked the Minister of Health what action he is taking in regard to alien medical practitioners and dental surgeons who are practicing in this country under the temporary registration scheme; and what are the proposals of the Government.

Mr. Bevan

As regards temporarily registered doctors my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department and I are at present in communication with the profession and I am not yet in a position to make a statement. As regards alien dentists, other than the few practising solely by virtue of temporary medical registration, there is no provision for temporary registration. Those admitted to the Dentists' Register have secured admission in the ordinary way by virtue of either British or foreign dental qualifications.

Sir H. Morris-Jones

Can the Minister say whether the men referred to in this Question will be eligible to come under his new Act?

Mr. Bevan

All persons who are competent to practice will, I imagine, be competent to enter.