§ Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will ensure that medical students in Wales are not used to deputise for housemen and junior doctors, to prescribe drugs without the supervision of qualified persons, or to perform minor operations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Guidance issued by the Welsh Office is that final year medical students may, at the discretion of the consultant in charge, undertake clinical work provided it is closely supervised by a registered medical practitioner. Such students must not initiate treatment or prescribe dangerous drugs.