§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average gross and net remuneration of the general medical practitioner, the general dental practitioner, and hospital doctors in the registrar and post-registration house officer grades.
§ Mr. Crossman
For general medical practitioners, it is estimated that gross remuneration from executive councils in Great Britain will average about £6,300 in 1969–70. Information about practice expenses in 1969–70 is not available but such estimates as can be made by projection from earlier years suggests that the average income net of such expenses may be of the order of £4,000. For general dental practitioners, remuneration from executive councils averaged about £7,560 gross in the 12 months to March, 1969; and the present scale of fees is designed to produce an average annual net income of £3,590 from 1st January 1969.
The average remuneration of registrars and post-registration house officers, who receive a salary not including an expenses element, is about £2,000 and £1,400 respectively.