HC Deb 21 March 1989 vol 149 cc578-9W
Mr. Rogers

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if there are any projected increases in medical student numbers by universities and hospitals in the United Kingdom over the next 10 years.

Mr. Mellor

The report of the second advisory committee for medical manpower planning was published in January 1989. In the light of its conclusions, based on projections for the supply and demand of doctors over the next 20 years, we do not consider immediate action is indicated to alter the current medical school intake in the United Kingdom. The report also recommended that the manpower situation should be kept under review and this we intend to do.