Mr. Gresham Cooke
asked the Minister of Health how many of the boroughs in the Greater London area before the coming into force of the London Government Act had general practitioner representation either as representative or observer on the local health committee; how many boroughs in the Greater London area now have such general practitioner representation; and to what extent the proportion has changed.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Before the London reorganisation the only boroughs in Greater London which were local health authorities with statutory health committees were the three county boroughs, all of whom had general practitioners on their health committees. I understand10W that 15 of the 33 new local health authorities covering Greater London have already appointed general practitioners to their health committees, that two others have decided to do so, and that eight are at present considering the matter.