§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if the draft instrument, Command Paper No. (69) 127, laying down freedom of establishment of self-employed medical practitioners and dental surgeons excludes all consultants and specialists on whole-time contract, salaried hospital doctors, salaried community physicians and salaried medical and dental officers employed by regional and area health authorities.
§ Mrs. Castle:
The original draft directives contained in COM (69)127 related only to self-employed doctors and dentists. In the course of discussion at council level the scope of the directives has been extended to employed doctors including the categories mentioned. The dentists directives have not been discussed since the Community was enlarged.