§ Colonel Ponsonby
asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of foreigners admitted to practise as physicians and surgeons in this country for the years 1934, 1935, 1936, and 1937, respectively; the qualifications required of such foreign doctors before permission to practise is granted; and the numbers of foreign physicians and surgeons, respectively, so qualified resident here in the year 1937?
§ Sir S. Hoare
As regards the first part of the question I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on the 7th March to the hon. Member for the Moss Side division of Manchester (Mr. W. R. Duckworth). Permission to practise has been given only when the person has been admitted to the British Medical Register. As regards the last part of the question, figures could not be furnished2726W without a detailed examination of the records of aliens registered with the police.