§ Mr. Rowlands
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the number of general practitioners in Wales who employ part-time people to deputise for them at night and at weekends.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the use of commercial deputising services. Such a service operates in Cardiff, Newport and Cwmbran and 129 practitioners make some use of it, mainly at weekends.