HC Deb 26 March 1956 vol 550 c1747
4. Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many doctors are in receipt of unemployment insurance benefit.

The Minister of Pensions and National Insurance (Mr. John Boyd-Carpenter)

I understand from my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service that on 19th March, 1956, there were 35 doctors registered at appointments offices in receipt of unemployment benefit.

Dr. Johnson

May I ask my right hon. Friend to confirm as far as possible and as far as he knows that these doctors are genuinely seeking work in the National Health Service and are unable to obtain it?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I should like notice of that question, and I should probably like notice of it to be given to one of my right hon. Friends.