§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that it remains unnecessary to have some degree of control over the employing of overseas doctors in hospitals; and if he will consider ensuring that they have conditions that allow adequate training and reasonable conditions of work.
§ Dr. Vaughan
I am satisfied that there is at this stage no need to add to the existing controls covering the employment of overseas doctors in hospitals. Responsibility for the conditions in training posts, and for the quality of the training provided, rests with the health authorities and the relevant educational bodies. The aim is to ensure that all posts should be satisfactory in both respects, whoever occupies them.