HC Deb 24 February 1976 vol 906 cc159-60W
21. Mr. Brittan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consultations she has had with the medical profession about extending the number of places in medical schools for the coming year.

Dr. Owen

The views of the medical profession were sought when the present expansion programme was planned. In addition, officers of my Department regularly meet with the Medical Sub-Committee of the University Grants Committee to discuss implementation of this programme, and I have twice met the Chairman of the Committee to discuss these issues. I and my right hon. Friend have made it clear that we regard continued expansion of medical school intake as extremely important.

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