HC Deb 12 May 1953 vol 515 cc1044-5
32. Dr. Broughton

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury in which medical journals he now advertises the vacancies for appointment of registered medical practitioners in the Civil Service.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

None, Sir. Since no recruitment is taking place, vacancies are not at present being advertised at all.

Dr. Broughton

Can the hon. Gentleman state in terms which are more easy to understand why there have been no advertisements of civil servant medical officer posts in the medical journals recently? Is it possible that the Financial Secretary is in disgrace with the medical profession, and that the British Medical Association has imposed a ban upon the publication of advertisements of this sort? If that is so, would he inform the House what the trouble is about?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Those issues, particularly the one relating to myself, are of an intriguing character, but they are wholly different from the point raised in the Question. The hon. Gentleman asked in which medical journals vacancies are advertised and the answer that I have already given him is "None."