HC Deb 19 January 1943 vol 386 cc83-4W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Home Secretary under what regulation or other legal provision he is withholding from an alien medical practitioner possessing a registered British medical qualification, permission to engage in private practice in a certain town, on the ground that this practitioner acted for some months as an assistant to a doctor there without entering upon any agreement restricting him from subsequent independent practice; and whether he is making it a condition that duly qualified foreign doctors who wish to practise in this country must join the British Medical Association's voluntary scheme for local protection of practices?

Mr. H. Morrison

As stated in my reply to my hon. Friend's Question on 1st October, I did not feel justified in agreeing that the Austrian doctor to whom he refers should be allowed to establish himself in private practice close to a practice in which he had recently been employed as an assistant, but I have now approved of his setting up in practice in a town some distance away. The answer to the second part of the Question is in the negative, and I am taking steps to correct a misapprehension on this point to which my hon. Friend has drawn my attention.