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Richard Taylor (Wyre Forest, Independent)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether free accommodation is provided for foundation year one doctors who are on-call at night; whether it will be provided from August 2008; and if he will make a statement.

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Ann Keen (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health; Brentford and Isleworth, Labour)

The provision of free accommodation for foundation year 1 doctors who are on-call at night, is dependent on the contract of employment of the junior doctor, which is for agreement locally. The Junior Doctors Terms and Conditions of Service continue to provide that if a doctor is contractually required to live in hospital accommodation no charges should be made for the accommodation provided.

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