HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c419W
Mr. Jeffrey Archer

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, in view of the importance of Hull in the proposed Humberside County, if she will reconsider her decision not to establish a medical school at Hull.

Mr. James Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what communications she has received regarding the desirability and need for a medical school in Hull, in the light of the proposed Humberside Local Authority with its increased population on both banks of the Humber; and whether she will make a statement.

Mr. van Straubenzee

My right hon. Friend received from the vice-chancellor a copy of the university's proposed submission to the University Grants Committee. Current planning is based on a maximum of 4,100 pre-clinical entry places by the later 1970s, and this can be achieved without establishing a medical school at Hull. Decisions on any additional medical schools must await further determination of the national need for doctors.