§ 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 the84W 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.