HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c244W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of the case of the doctor who was employed within the National Health Service and was convicted of stealing drugs and of self-administering them, and was subsequently re-employed and convicted of the same offence, he will establish some form of national machinery to ensure that a person once convicted of an offence involving drugs within the Health Service is prevented from obtaining any employment again within the Health Service giving him access to drugs.

Sir George Young

Existing national and local procedures are designed to prevent this sort of regrettable occurrence. I am making inquiries into the particular case and will write to the hon. Member as soon as they are completed.