HC Deb 28 September 1944 vol 403 c465W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will reconsider the case of a medical student, whose name has been submitted to him, who has secured admission to one of the largest teaching hospitals in London but has been summoned to undertake coal-mining and will thus lose the opportunity of admission to a London medical school, which is increasingly difficult to secure and conceded only to exceptional candidates.

Mr. Bevin

I have written to my hon. Friend in detail about this case.

Professor Hill

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider the refusal by his Department to allow a woman student, who has successfully completed her pre-medical course and has been accepted by a medical college, to continue her medical studies instead of being directed to unskilled work.

Mr. Bevin

I have further considered this case. The woman concerned does not satisfy the conditions which I have had to lay down for regulating the admission of students to medical schools at the present time, and I should not feel justified in making an exception in her case.