§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) headcount and (b) whole-time equivalent general practitioners there were in each year since 1997, broken down by (i) strategic health authority and (ii) primary care trust. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The earliest date for which information is available on a primary care trust level (PCT) is 2001.
Information on the number of general practitioners (excluding GP retainers) in England and in each strategic health authority area since September 1997 and in each PCT since 2001, by headcount and whole time equivalent has been placed in the Library.