114. Dr. Hill
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the increase in taxation on petrol will result in a reduction in net remuneration of general practitioners in the National Health Service, 186W whose State remuneration is gross, and inclusive of practice expenses; and whether he will arrange for the appropriate addition to be made to the central pool for general practitioners' remuneration, so as to maintain the net remuneration at the level laid down by him.
§ Mr. Blenkinsop
I cannot regard the imposition of a new tax as constituting grounds for an addition to remuneration.