HC Deb 08 May 1947 vol 437 c795
30. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Health, in view of the shortage of women doctors, what additional facilities are being provided for training medical students.

Mr. Bevan

All provincial medical schools admit women students up to between 20 per cent. and 30 per cent. of the annual intake, and the London schools have now all agreed to take a proportion of women as soon as accommodation can be provided. This should be ready for the 1947–48 session.

Mr. Freeman

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many applicants are still waiting, and whether the facilities provided will absorb all those applicants? There are not sufficient women doctors to meet the demands.

Mr. Bevan

There are waiting lists for both men and women.

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