§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state, with regard to England, Scotland, and Wales, respectively, for the latest dates for which he has the figures, how many doctors are on the panel, how many chemists have contracted to supply medicine, and what is the average cost of drugs and appliances per insured person?
The approximate numbers of doctors on panels in England, Scotland and Wales, respectively, are 16,300, 2,700, and 1,250, including doctors who are on more than one panel. The number of individual chemists who have contracted to supply medicine cannot be given without calling for a special return from all insurance committees in Great Britain. The information asked for in the third part of the question will not be available until a final settlement of accounts has been effected by all insurance committees with the chemists on their panels for the past year.