HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 c309W
Mr. McMahon

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the standards of overseas doctors as a group; and what agreements he has reached with the Overseas Doctors Association to improve standards among qualified doctors employed in the Health Service.

Mr. Fairgrieve

All doctors have to be registered with the General Medical Council before they may practise in this country and I am satisfied with the criteria which the General Medical Council applies to the registration of doctors who have qualified overseas. The control of standards is the responsibility of the statutory authorities; the Overseas Doctors Association has no role in this matter.