HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc205-6W
Sir W. Darling

asked the Minister of Labour how many registered medical practitioners are now reported as unemployed in Scotland and in England and Wales; for how long they have been unemployed; and what steps are being taken to utilise their services.

Mr. Isaacs

The number of unemployed registered medical practitioners registered for employment at Appointments Offices on 14th February was 18 in Scotland and 42 in England and Wales. Thirty-seven had been registered as unemployed for less than six months; one for 11 months; and 22—including 12 Poles—for over 12 months. In common with other registrants at Appointments Offices these men and women are submitted for any suitable vacancies notified to my Department.