HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 c231W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) pursuant to his answer of 28 February, if he will take steps to assess the extent to which unqualified persons may be prescribing drugs or operating on patients in the private sector of medicine;

(2) if he will investigate and assess the implications of the case referred to in the answer to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe of 28 February, of a person who, not holding a medical qualification, prescribed drugs and carried out operations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

No. I have no reason to think that the case to which I referred in answer to the right hon. Member's previous question was other than an isolated incident.