§ Miss Boothroyd
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the shortage of doctors and dentists in the 73W West Bromwich area, what steps he is taking to remedy the situation.
§ Mr. Alison
Special allowances for general medical practitioners apply in West Bromwich as in other designated areas, and the average number of patients to each doctor has fallen over the past two years. All hospital medical posts are filled. The executive council has had no complaints that the number of dentists is insufficient to meet demand.