§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Minister of Health (1) how many doctors have been paid by their regional hospital boards during the past 12 months for primary fellowship courses;
(2) which regional hospital boards are paying grants for primary fellowship courses.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Hospital Boards may at their discretion grant study leave with pay for periods not exceeding 13 weeks and may grant longer periods with my permission. In view of this provision local authorities are not expected to make grants for these courses.
I am making inquiries about the number of doctors who have been granted Study leave for this purpose during the past 12 months and will write to the hon. Member.