§ Mr. Derek Twigg
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of patients per general practitioner is in(a) England, (b) the north-west, (c) north Cheshire and (d) Halton. 
§ Mr. Denham
The average list size of unrestricted principals and equivalents in England, the north-west region, North Cheshire health authority and Runcorn and Widnes primary care groups (PCGs) as at 30 September 2000 is shown on the table.
Average list size of unrestricted principals and equivalents in England; the north-west region; North Cheshire health authority (HA) and Runcorn and Widnes primary care groups (PCG) as at 30 September 2000 Average list size England 1,853 North-west region 1,880 North Cheshire HA 1,918 Runcorn PCG 1,821 Widnes PCG 1,972