HC Deb 24 February 1965 vol 707 cc99-100W
39. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average gross annual income of general practitioners within the National Health Service; how much of this sum is regarded as expenses; whether the latter sum is paid to each doctor irrespective of whether his expenses amount to that figure; and whether he will state the highest and lowest gross incomes paid to general practitioners on the latest date for which figures are available.

Mrs. Hart

The available figures of income and expenses relate to Great Britain as a whole. The average gross income from all public sources of doctors remunerated from the central pool is currently about £4,265, including £1,500 for expenses. Doctors may also receive additional payments for private work. Expenses are at present mainly reimbursed through fees, and the sum a doctor receives thus depends largely on the size of his list.

I regret that no up-to-date information about the spread of incomes is available.