§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average percentage rise or fall in the remuneration of the average general practitioner and dentist, respectively, for the period from 1951 to date.
§ Mr. Noble
The average net income from public sources of general medical practitioners in Great Britain rose by 40 per cent. between the year ended 31st March, 1951, and the present; a comparable figure relating to the net income of general dental practitioners is not available, but over the same period the increase in their average gross earnings from the National Health Service was of the same order.