HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 c72W
14. Mr. Fry

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the level of emigration of United Kingdom-trained doctors; and what action he proposes to take in this regard.

Mr. Ennals

No. I am naturally concerned when skilled people leave the country. Sometimes doctors are attracted by superior facilities that may be available elsewhere. Thus it is important to strengthen the National Health Service, and, despite the standstill in public expenditure as a whole from 1976–77 to 1979–80, there is provision for growth in current expenditure on the National Health Service.