§ Sir E. Graham-Little
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the severe hardships being suffered by doctors in all parts of the country as a consequence of inadequate remuneration under the National Health Service; and whether he will now fulfil the recommendations of the Spens Committee, which would partially remedy this position.
§ Mr. Bevan
No. The remuneration of general medical practitioners in the National Health Service is based on the recommendations of the Spens Committee and was agreed with the profession. I am aware that the initial distribution of the total amount of money made available is giving rise to some temporary difficulties, which I am discussing with representatives of the profession.