§ 108. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of group practices in Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline and the number of new group surgeries completed since December, 1954; and what steps he proposes to take to assist in the improvement of surgery and waiting room facilities for National Health Service patients.
§ Mr. Noble
In Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline there are six partnerships each containing three or four doctors, and six partnerships of two doctors. Since 1954, four of the groups have provided new premises, two with the assistance of interest-free loans. Any steps considered necessary to secure improvement in consulting and waiting accommodation in individual cases are a matter for the local executive council.