§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner fundholders there were in each health authority in England in each of the past five years. 
§ Mr. Malone
For current year information on the number of fundholding general practitioners in each health authority, I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member for Islington, South and Finsbury (Mr. Smith) on 17 February 1997 at columns378–80. The corresponding figures for previous years will be placed in the Library shortly.