HC Deb 19 November 1982 vol 32 cc311-2W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consideration he has given to the proposals of the Overseas Doctors Association to set up sponsorship schemes to control the entry of overseas doctors from outside the European Economic Community; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Officials have discussed the Overseas Doctors Association's proposals on sponsorship, as set out in the association's response to the fourth report from the Social Services Committee, 1980–81 Session, with representatives of the association. They have much in common with other proposals now under consideration by the profession and it was agreed that they should be considered together.