HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 c967W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Pensions why medical practitioners required as applicants for certain administrative posts, as advertised by the Central Medical War Committee, must be between 35 and 45 years of age, as this is a particularly good age-period for active professional service as distinct from administrative work with the Forces?

Sir W. Womersley

The hon. Member would be under a misapprehension if he supposed that active clinical work as well as mere administrative work in a narrow sense would not be required of the medical practitioner who may be engaged by my Department. Indeed, the age limits stated are an indication that active clinical experience and practice of some years' standing are among the qualifications desired.

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