HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc144-5W
Mr. Luce

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will state the number of British-trained doctors who have emigrated from the United Kingdom each year for the last five years.

Mr. Alison

Information is not available in the form requested.

The latest estimates of the annual net loss by emigration from Great Britain of British- and Irish-born doctors, for the last five years for which figures are available, are as follows:

1964–65 500
1965–66 400
1966–67 450
1967–68 450
1968–69 250

As more information becomes available about the whereabouts of individual doctors, the estimates may need to be revised, the more so for the later years. In particular, the estimate for 1968–69 may need to be raised.