Commonwealth Medical Conference

Oral Answers to Questions — Technical Co-Operation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr John Leavey Mr John Leavey , Heywood and Royton 12:00 am, 30th July 1964

asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what steps his Department will be taking in preparation for next year's projected Commonwealth Medical Conference.

Photo of Mr Robert Carr Mr Robert Carr , Mitcham

The Commonwealth Liaison Committee is already considering, in accordance with the communiqué issued by the Prime Ministers, the holding of a medical conference during 1965. If Commonwealth Governments agree to this, detailed preparations will need to be made as to the part which the British Government are to play, and the Departments concerned, including my Department, will undertake these.

Photo of Mr John Leavey Mr John Leavey , Heywood and Royton

While, generally speaking, I think it is recognised that notwithstanding the heavy pressures on our educational resources we have responded fairly generously to the needs of the developing countries, may I have an assurance from my right hon. Friend, with reference to the medical services which will be discussed at this Conference, that we shall use our best endeavours to match our performance in the educational field with our performance in the medical field?

Photo of Mr Robert Carr Mr Robert Carr , Mitcham

I can assure my hon. Friend that what he has said will be seriously noted both by myself and by my right hon. Friends concerned.