HC Deb 16 November 1976 vol 919 cc489-90W
Mr. George Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the latest estimate of the percentage of junior doctors on the staff of the Northern Region hospitals coming from overseas; and what were the corresponding percentages for 1970 and 1965.

Mr. Moyle

At 30th September 1975, 59 per cent. of the junior doctors em- ployed in Northern Region hospitals had been born outside Great Britain or Ireland. The corresponding figures for stall employed by the Newcastle Regional Hospital Board and the United Newcastle Boards of Governors were 60 per cent. at 30th September 1970 and 57 per cent. at 30th September 1967—the earliest figure available. These are not exactly comparable with the 1975 figure, as regional boundaries changed on reorganisation of the Health Service.