§ 47. Mrs. Cullen
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the co-operation he has received from general practitioners in Scotland in his endeavours to increase the number of health centres.
§ Mr. Millan
A health centre is essentially a co-operative effort, and the large number of proposals now under consideration shows that many general practitioners now wish to practise in health centres.
§ 58. Mr. Steele
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in which areas health centres are now established; and whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of those areas for which additional health centres have been requested.
§ Mr. Millan
Health centres have been established in Edinburgh, Stranraer, Cumbernauld, Huntly and Langholm.
Following is the information referred to:
Areas in Scotland for which health centres have been requested Aberlour. Jedburgh. Airdrie. Keith. *Alloa. *Kilsyth. Biggar. Kirkcaldy. *Blackburn. Kirkcudbright. *Bonnyrigg. Kirkwall. Brechin. *Lerwick. Campbeltown. Livingston. Castle Douglas. *Newton Stewart. Clydebank. Oban. Crieff. Paisley. Cumbernauld. Penicuik. Cupar. Perth. Dingwall. *Renfrew. Dumbarton. Rothesay. Dumfries. Rutherglen. Dundee. St. Andrews. *Dundonald. Selkirk. Duns. *Stenhousemuir. East Kilbride. *Symington. Edinburgh. *Thurso. Falkirk. *Tillicoultry. *Fort William. *Tullibody. Glasgow. Vale of Leven *Golspie. (Alexandria). *Grangemouth. *West Kilbride. Grantown. Wick. Greenock. Wishaw. *For these places, the proposal is that the health centre should be provided by the local health authority under powers delegated by the Secretary of State.
The list does not include a number of areas where there have been expressions of interest, but as yet no definite proposals for a centre.