HC Deb 29 July 1960 vol 627 c230W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of single-handed practices which were vacant in the area of the Glasgow Executive Council during the past two years, and the number of these given to doctors not already on that executive council's list; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclay

Seventeen single-handed practice vacancies occurred in the two years ending 31st March, 1960. Doctors not already on the Executive Council's list were appointed to five. Five were advertised on the basis that the practice might be divided between suitable practitioners, and were in fact split up among doctors already on the list. The patients of the remaining seven practices were asked to select another doctor from among those already on the list. I have no reason to believe that these arrangements are not adequate to meet the circumstances.