HC Deb 18 December 1961 vol 651 cc116-7W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Health when the system of numbering doctors in the National Health Service was introduced; for what purpose it was introduced; and to which doctor the number 160525 is now to be reallocated, and why.

Miss Pitt

In 1949; in order to use machine processes for calculating the amount of the central pool of general practitioners' remuneration; number 160525 will not be re-allocated.