HC Deb 03 April 1981 vol 2 c156W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in the light of the results obtained from a survey carried out in North-West Staffordshire, he will publish a breakdown of the lists of doctors at present registered as unemployed in the United Kingdom, according to sex, specialty, country of origin, and where qualified.

Dr. Vaughan

Though I have seen press reports, I have not received the results of the survey of medical unemployment I understand was conducted by the North-West regional hospital junior staffs committee of the British Medical Association. Of the 641 unemployed persons in Great Britain registered as seeking work as doctors on 11 December 1980, 180 were women. The remaining information requested is either not available or could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.