HC Deb 12 November 1996 vol 285 cc208-9W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many applications for fundholding status he is considering from general practitioners in Wales; and if he will make a statement.[2267]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

Applications from 25 practices have been accepted and they are now preparing to start fundholding from next April.

Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of the population within each health district are presently covered by general practitioner fundholding practices.[3187]

Mr. Jones

The latest available figures are given in the following table.

Health authority area Percentage of people registered with a doctor who are covered by a fundholding practice
Bro Tag 42
Dyfed Powys 73
Gwent 50
Morgannwg 56
North Wales 44
Wales 52