Oral Answers to Questions — Medical Schools (Women Students)

– in the House of Commons on 10th November 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider the desirability of refusing to reserve any more men beginning the study of medicine in schools which do not accept women; and whether the Committee on Medical Schools have recently considered or come to a decision on this Matter?

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

As regards the first part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the similar Question put by the hon. Member for Cambridge University (Professor A. V. Hill) on 6th August. The second part of the Question should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health.

Miss Rathbone:

Has my hon. Friend noted the high scientific and medical protest which has appeared in the Press against this selfish attitude of some of the medical schools in London and the inadequacy of the reasons for it?

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

I think I can say that my right hon. Friend has noted that.