§ Mr. Alec Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the present average number of patients per general practitioner in Wales; and how this com- 16W pares with the other regional hospital boards in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
The information is not available in the form requested. At 1st October 1972, the latest date for which most of the detailed figures are available, the average number of patients per general practitioner in Wales compared with Scotland, Northern Ireland and the standard regions of England were:
Wales 2,198 England—North Region 2,474 Yorkshire and Humberside 2,510 East Midlands 2,580 East Anglia 2,321 South East 2,367 South West 2,224 West Midlands 2,493 North West 2,502 Scotland 2,032 Northern Ireland 2,095