HC Deb 27 March 1941 vol 370 cc727-8W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Minister of Health whether, as the present arrangements for allowing alien Allied doctors in this country to help in the joint cause by becoming temporarily registered medical practitioners are slow and unsatisfactory, the committee which makes these recommendations will now accept, and recommend, the names sent to them by the Allied government concerned in London?

Mr. E. Brown

The Central Medical War Committee, which acts as a clearing house for supplying alien doctors to hospitals and other authorities desiring to employ them, has received a large number of names from various sources and will, of course, be glad to receive others from the Allied Governments concerned, with some of which it is already in touch. My hon. Friend will appreciate that the procedure necessarily took some time to set in motion, including as it does the steps necessary for registration with the General Medical Council and for satisfying the general requirements relating to aliens. I am informed that it is now working smoothly, but if my hon. Friend has in mind any particular case where there seems to have been undue delay I shall be pleased to bring it to the notice of those concerned.