§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP doctors there are per patient in(a) inner London, (b) outer London and (c) the rest of the country and at what cost; and if she will make a statement.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
At 1 October 1993, there were:
- 2,018 patients for every unrestricted general practitioner in Inner London;
- 2,065 patients for every unrestricted general practitioner in outer London;
- 1,881 patients for every unrestricted general practitioner in the rest of the country.
The latest information available on costs is drawn from the 1992–93 family health services authority accounts, and cost per GP has therefore been calculated using numbers of GPs at 1 October 1992.
(2) what representations she has received from the employees of the west midlands health authority, members of the public, or other organisations regarding the proposals for privatisation of the laundry service.