HC Deb 20 July 1970 vol 804 c43W
Mr. Astor

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the present number of training places in medical schools; and what are her plans for expansion.

Mrs. Thatcher

In the academic year 1968–69 there were 6,017 pre-clinical and 7,024 clinical training places in medical schools in Great Britain. Immediate plans are to raise the present annual number of pre-clinical entry places of about 2,700 to 3,700 by 1975.