HC Deb 03 February 1971 vol 810 c405W
Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of general practitioners who qualified in each of the years 1966 to 1970, and the number expected to qualify this year.

Mr. Alison

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the number of doctors entering general practice. Admissions for the first time to the medical lists of Executive Councils in England of doctors providing full general medical services were:

Year ended 1st October Number of doctors
1966 667
1967 702
1968 754
1969 841
1970 (provisional) 859