HC Deb 02 May 1968 vol 763 cc1282-3
29. Mr. Edelman

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on his policy regarding the proposals by the Royal Commission on Medical Education concerning the location of the new medical schools.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

I cannot yet add to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, North-East (Mr. Bradley) on 23rd April.—[Vol. 763, c. 23.]

Mr. Edelman

Is the Minister aware that the matter is now of very urgent concern, especially in the Midlands, where British doctors are not being trained in adequate numbers at present? Will she expedite a decision?

Mrs. Williams

I am well aware of the urgency of the matter. The report was not made available to Ministers before publication, and the hon. Gentleman will appreciate that a number of consultations are to be held. We shall make a statement as soon as we can.