§ Mr. Wheeler
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many complaints are known to have been made against general practitioners during the previous 12 months; and if he is satisfied with the method of inquiries made with these.
§ Dr. Vaughan
750 complaints were investigated under the statutory procedure in 1979. This figure does not include any complaints which were withdrawn or resolved informally; records of such cases are not kept centrally. I am not at present convinced that changes in the method of inquiries are necessary.