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First minister's questions

Immigrants find it more difficult to study in the UK as doctors than in any other country across the world, according to First Minister Carwyn Jones.

Mr Jones was answering members' questions on 17 July 2012.

According to First Minister Carwyn Jones, in a recent trip to India, he found that there was a perception from other countries that suggested it was exceedingly difficult for immigrants to enter medical schools across the UK.

Responding to question from Plaid Cymru's Bethan Jenkins and Liberal Democrat Peter Black, Mr Jones stressed that the shortage of doctors was a "not just a Welsh problem" but a problem across the UK.

The first minister called on the UK government to address these immigration problems.

Carwyn Jones also answered a question regarding the decision by the UK's Ministry of Defence to provide an extra 3,500 troops to run security at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It has emerged that G4S, the company providing security guards for venues, was increasingly unlikely to recruit and train enough security guards in time.

Responding to a question by Labour AM Mick Antoniw regarding the possibility of drafting South Wales Police to London to help with the Olympics, the first minister said that it was fundamental that "we should have enough security around the Olympics".

Mr Jones added that it was "incumbent the UK government provides assurances" that the Olympics will be a safe place to visit.

Carwyn Jones also answered questions on GP opening hours, substance misuse and the Welsh government's greatest accomplishment since May 2011.

Read this in Welsh.


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