§ 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