§ 40. Mr. Pavitt
asked the Minister of Health what is the number of interest-free group practice loans granted since the inception of the scheme; how much money remains in the current year in the fund set aside for that purpose; and what steps he is taking to persuade 4W general practitioners to organise group practices.
§ Mr. Braine
460 loans have been approved. There is no separate fund. The advantages of group practice are generally known but my right hon. Friend takes all opportunities for stressing its value.