§ 43. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Health whether he is now able to announce changes in the system of remuneration of general practitioners and the provision of grants for the improvement of premises and the provision of secretarial assistance.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
A scheme of grants for the improvement of practice premises is being worked out in detail. This will necessarily take a little time and in order that important work should not in the meantime be deferred, I have informed the profession that work started this year can be considered for grant when the scheme comes into operation.
Proposals for a scheme of direct payments towards the cost of employing ancillary staff are at present being considered by the profession.