§ 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.100W
I regret that no up-to-date information about the spread of incomes is available.