HC Deb 12 February 1976 vol 905 cc323-4W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many British medical personnel, specifically physicians, surgeons, dentists and nursing staff, she estimates to be employed in each of the Gulf States with which she is negotiating medical aid programmes; how many of them made arrangements to work there through her Department; and how many made their own contracts directly.

Mrs. Castle

Following my visit to the Middle East last month I am now considering what arrangements might be made to assist the Governments concerned in their recruitment programmes where this is likely to be helpful to British export effort in health services design, construction, equipment, etc. I understand that no British personnel have as yet taken up appointment under these arrangements. We do not have records of the numbers of British medical, dental and nursing personnel employed in particular countries overseas.

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