§ Mr. Alexander
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the Medical Manpower Standing Advisory Committee to make its first report.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
I am pleased to announce that the Medical Manpower Standing Advisory Committee has completed its first report. It is published today and copies have been placed in the Library.777W
Long-term manpower planning is an important issue for health care and it is not too soon to be thinking about the manpower requirements for the next century. We are grateful to Professor Campbell, the chairman, and to the members of the committee for their consideration of a wide range of issues. We will be studying their recommendations very carefully.