§ Mr. Driberg
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many recruits to general practice there were in England and Wales in 1970; and what percentage of them obtained their first medical qualifications in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
§ Mr. Alison
In the year ended 1st October, 1970, 922 doctors were admitted for the first time to the medical lists of executive councils in England and Wales to provide full general medical services. 105W Of these, 77 per cent. had obtained their first medical qualifications in the United Kingdom or the Irish Republic.
Provisional figures for the same period show that the net increase in the number of doctors providing full general medical services in England and Wales was about 225.