§ Sir Robert Hicks
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when she expects to announce the proposed location of a new medical school in the south of England; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Forth
[holding answer 20 January 1997]: My right hon. Friend has no plans to announce the setting up of a new medical school. It is the Government's view that the planned increases in medical student intakes recommended in the 1995 report of the Medical Workforce Standing Advisory Committee can be accommodated within the existing medical schools.