§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what are the proposed national upper limits of medical school entry for each year until 1980;
(2) what new medical schools it is proposed to create in 1980.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
Current planning is based on a maximum of 4,100 pre-clinical entry places by the later378W 1970s, the annual figures being flexible. Decisions to increase that maximum or to create new medical schools must await further determination of the national need for doctors.