§ Mrs. Fyfe
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) on what date it became his practice that general practitioner fundholders were sent circulars for information that were not sent to non-fundholders;
(2) if he will make it his policy to include general practitioners who are not fundholders on the list of those 55W who are to receive NHS management executive circulars on accountability reviews, "Priorities and Planning Guidance 1994–95 and after."
§ Mr. Stewart
There is no fixed practice or distribution list for NHS Management Executive letters; they are distributed to those who need to be aware of the content. This varies from letter to letter. In the particular case of the circular (NHS MEL(1993)155) GP fundholders were included as recipients because the letter set out guidance directly applicable to them as NHS purchasers. However, the guidance is clearly of interest to other GPs and arrangements have already been made to provide copies to all GP practices in Scotland.