HC Deb 09 February 1976 vol 905 cc86-7W
Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when she hopes to be able to introduce legislation to implement the proposals to reconstitute the General Medical Council.

Mrs. Castle

The Merrison Committee's proposals to reconstitute the General Medical Council are being considered in the context of the Committee's recommendations as a whole. The professional and other bodies whom I have invited to comment on the Committee's report as a whole have not yet all done so, and it would, therefore, be premature for me to form a view on the content and possible timing of legislation either on the whole of the proposals or part of the proposals.