§ Ms. Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the average number of applications for vacancies for general practitioner's posts in Northern Ireland every year since 1989.
§ Mr. Hanley
The information is available only in respect of single handed-practice vacancies. Partnerships select their own candidates and information on these is not held centrally.
Year Average number of applications 1989 34 1990 35 1991 36 1992 40